Jazz festival hits high note on anniversary

Newport's jazz festival, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, normally attracts a large crowd for the City by the Sea.  /
Newport's jazz festival, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, normally attracts a large crowd for the City by the Sea. /
This year’s JVC Jazz Festival in Newport, Aug. 11 to 15, will be a tribute to what’s great about jazz. There will be salutes to early 20th-century powerhouses like Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie and Benny Goodman as well as the innovators like the spiritual John Coltrane and the eccentric Thelonious Monk. According to festival founder…

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