here); Friday night's show takes place at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino and is an evening of music from the Crescent City featuring Dr. John & The Lower 911 plus the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Sunday's highlights (as if Saturday's lineup wasn't impressive enough) include Ryan Truesdell's Gil Evans Centennial Project, the Maria Schneider Orchestra, the 3 Cohens (Anat, Avishai and Yuval - pictured below), The Claudia Quintet +1, Miguel Zenon's Rayuela, Rudresh Mahanthappa's Samdhi, Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke, the Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet, Kurt Elling, Jenny Scheinman & Bill Frisell and more! Yes, there are 3 stages and yes, there's always scheduling conflicts but what a lineup.
www.npr.org/blogs/ablogsupreme/ and much will be revealed.
Right now, the good folks at NPR have an audio stream of this year's artists as well as classic performances from previous summers going on a 24/7 stream at www.npr.org/2012/07/30/157358598/newport-jazz-2012-the-preview-mix?ps=mh_frimg1.