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Jazz

Old guard to avant-garde

In year 55, Wein brings new names to Newport

Rudresh Mahanthappa will bring his Indo-Pak Coalition to the Newport jazz festival - known this year as George Wein's Jazz Festival 55 - in August. Rudresh Mahanthappa will bring his Indo-Pak Coalition to the Newport jazz festival - known this year as George Wein's Jazz Festival 55 - in August. (Joe Tabacca for The Boston Globe/File 2008)
By Steve Greenlee
Globe Staff / May 17, 2009

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The Newport jazz festival has always attracted the biggest names and most popular acts, from Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, and Count Basie to Dave Brubeck, Herbie Hancock, and Diana Krall. Brubeck, in fact, has become a mainstay of the festival - he's performing at Fort Adams State Park again this August, as will such luminaries as Tony Bennett, Etta James, ... (Full article: 659 words)

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