SIRIUS Satellite Radio salutes The Newport Jazz festival, Americaâ€™s first summer jazz festival now in its 53rd year, with a special weekend of programming on Pure Jazz channel 72. Listeners will hear hourly historic Newport performances, including previously undiscovered and unreleased recordings of jazz great Horace Silver at the festival in 1958. The broadcast will also feature reminiscences from the festivalâ€™s founder George Wein, and newly re-mastered tracks by John Coltrane, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. Tune in for Newport Jazz Weekend beginning at 9 am ET on Saturday August 11 through midnight ET on Sunday August 12.
Pure Jazz is where listeners can hear from the masters who pioneered classic jazz, the original American art form, and the new artists who continue the tradition into the 21st century.
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