July 26, 7pm: WCLK And NPR Bring You A Virtual Newport Jazz Festival

Jul 25, 2020

Ray Charles at 1968 Newport Jazz Festival
Credit Newport Festivals Foundation

Join Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK and Jazz Night In America for a special program at 7pm-10pm on Sunday, July 26. Since 1954, the Newport Jazz Festival has brought thousands of people together each summer to listen to Jazz music under the sun. It’s been cancelled this year due to the pandemic, but the festival will live on in the airwaves with special programming from the 1950's through today. This festival lineup was hand-picked by Christian McBride, who also serves as the music director of the Newport Jazz Festival, in addition to bassist and host of NPR Music’s Jazz Night in America . This series is a perfect opportunity for public radio listeners to close their eyes and listen to archival sets from Jazz legends Dave Brubeck, Ray Charles, and Duke Ellington and more on the Newport Festival stage.  Join us for Jazz classics from Newport in this special, heard exclusively Sunday at 7pm on Jazz 91.9 WCLK. It's a perfect summertime Jazz getaway.