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The Newport Jazz Festival is a music festival held every August in Newport, Rhode Island. It was established in 1954 by the jazz impresario George Wein. Newport as seen from the International Space Station. ... George Wein. ...

Two of the most famous performances in the festival's history include Miles Davis's 1955 solo on "'Round Midnight" and the Duke Ellington Orchestra's lengthy 1956 performance of "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue". Miles & Monk at Newport documented respective 1958 and 1963 appearances at the festival. Noteworthy soloists aside from the bandleaders were John Coltrane and Pee Wee Russell. Miles Davis, 1952 Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the 20th century. ... Round Midnight is a 1944 song by jazz musician Thelonious Monk. ... Duke Ellington Edward Kennedy Duke Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974), also known simply as Duke (see Jazz royalty), was an American jazz composer, pianist, and bandleader. ... Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue is a Big Band Jazz song written by Duke Ellington. ... Miles & Monk at Newport was a combined album of a Miles Davis appearance at Newport with an appearance of Thelonious Monk, from the LP era. ... John Coltrane John William Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967), often known as Trane, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. ... Charles Ellsworth Russell, much better known by his nickname Pee Wee Russell, (27 March 1906 - 15 February 1969) was a jazz musician. ...

A Muddy Waters performance at the 1960 festival (released as the album At Newport 1960) is widely regarded as his best recorded work. McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1915 or 1913 – April 30, 1983), better known as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician and is generally considered the father of Chicago blues. ... At Newport 1960 is a live album by Muddy Waters recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival. ...

Most of the festivals were broadcast on VOA radio and many performances were recorded and have been issued by various record labels.

The festival was originally held at the Bellevue Avenue estate of Louis and Elaine Lorillard, Belcourt, now called Belcourt Castle and owned by the Tinney Family. Belcourt Castle is the former summer cottage of Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont, located in Newport, Rhode Island. ... Belcourt Castle is the former summer cottage of Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont, located in Newport, Rhode Island. ...

The film Jazz on a Summer's Day documented the 1958 festival. Jazz on a Summers Day is a 1959 documentary film set at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. ...

In 1960, boisterous fans carried away with the music created a major disturbance, and the National Guard was called to the scene. The Newport Jazz Festival was not held in 1961 and it moved to New York City in 1971.

The Nina Simone album At Newport (1960) was recorded live on the festival in the same year. Nina Simone at Newport is an album by singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone (1933-2003). ...


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