Photo Essay: Newport Jazz Festival in Black and White

By Jim Perry on 29 August 2013
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Jazz, despite its rich tones, just looks better in black and white.

The Newport Jazz Festival, referred to as the grandfather of all jazz festivals, was founded in 1954 and draws thousands of music lovers from all over the world to Newport, Rhode Island, a city which is famed for its spectacular coastal scenery and awe-inspiring architecture.

This year’s festival offered performances by jazz legends including Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea. Also on stage were up and comers that festival founder George Wein sought out in an effort to introduce a new generation of musicians to the audience.

Jim Perry, a new contributing editor to Frequent Business Traveler, is an automotive and motorsport media producer.  He focused his lens on his other passion, music, at the recent 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.


Herbie Hancock joins Wayne Shorter for an amazing improvisational exploration in celebration of Shorter’s 80th birthday.

(Photos: Accura Media Group/Jim Perry)

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