Friday, July 23, 2010
NPR MUSIC AND STATIONS TO EXCLUSIVELY WEBCAST AND BROADCAST FULL CONCERTS FROM GEORGE WEIN'S NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL
NPR Music, together with six partner radio stations, is exclusively live webcasting and broadcasting dozens of performances from CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival. NPR Music with WBGO Newark, WGBH Boston and WICN New England are broadcasting and webcasting line-ups from three stages, with potential sets from Jamie Cullum, Chick Corea Freedom Band, Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Marsalis.
For the third straight year, festival concerts will be accessible through free, live audio webcasts at NPR Music, and live station broadcasts. NPR Music's jazz festival coverage will be available at and npr.org/newportjazz, where there will be artist interviews, photo streams, a live chat during the festival and news from the All Songs Considered blog and A Blog Supreme. NPR Music will archive all content and provide podcasts of many performances; audiences can also relive both festivals from the past two years, with on-demand listening and free downloads of dozens of jazz sets. Listen to all of NPR Music's festival coverage live on the NPR Music App for iPhone and iPod Touch (available for free download now in the App Store).
The next weekend, August 7 and 8 from 11:30AM to 7:30PM (ET), NPR Music teams with WBGO, WBGH and WICN to live webcast and broadcast three stages from the Jazz Festival. Audiences will hear selections from Saturday's and Sunday's bills, which include Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Chris Botti and Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.
NPR Music celebrates great music in every genre and is an industry leader in music discovery. The free, multimedia website at www.npr.org/music offers more than 300 new features monthly and an extensive archive, in collaboration with NPR's newsmagazines, 12 public radio member stations and the passionate NPR community. NPR Music creates and distributes inventive music coverage across multiple platforms - from web, to radio, to podcast, to mobile, to social media, to live events - with first listens to new albums, live performances, concerts at the Tiny Desk, interviews, reviews and blogs. Many of the site's features are also available to mobile audiences with the NPR Music App for the iPhone and iPod.
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