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Jazz in the USA: On the 60th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival

For the 60th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival, journalist Soledad O’Brien moderates a panel discussion with George Wein, founder of the Newport Jazz Festival; Dan Morgenstern, author, archivist, and NEA Jazz Master; and jazz musicians Jonathan Batisteand Christian McBride. Film clips of the 1960 festival (from the holdings of the National Archives) will complement the discussion. 

Join us on Thursday, June 19 at 7 p.m. in the William McGowan Theater. Watch live online ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5yVVsGFuaA) or join us in person (enter the National Archives Building through the Special Events entrance at Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue).

Jazz at the National Archives is made possible in part by the Foundation for the National Archives through the generous support of Natixis Global Asset Management.

Image: 1970 Newport Jazz Festival (The personal collection of George Wein).

Bill Clinton on the saxophone at the White House celebration of the Newport Jazz Festival.  June 18, 1993.

The Newport Jazz Festival turns 60 this year!  Today, the National Archives celebrates six decades of music with Jazz in the USA: On the 60th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival.

Journalist Soledad O’Brien moderates a panel discussion with George Wein, founder of the Newport Jazz Festival; Dan Morgenstern, author, archivist, and NEA Jazz Master; and jazz musicians Jonathan Batisteand Christian McBride. Film clips of the 1960 festival (from the holdings of the National Archives) will complement the discussion. 

Join us today, Thursday, June 19 at 7 p.m. in the William McGowan Theater. Watch live online ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5yVVsGFuaA) or in person (enter the National Archives Building through the Special Events entrance at Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue). More info here.

Video of President Bill Clinton joining musicians to celebrate the Newport Jazz Festival from the Clinton Presidential Library (we recommend watching and listening to this one!).