Labor Day Special

WBGO, NPR Music and WNCU are offering a holiday special on Labor Day, Sept. 2. The special will feature selected sets from the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival. WBGO’s Josh Jackson will host sets from three stages.

“How diverse was this year’s Newport Jazz Festival? One of my favorite solos … was by an oud player” on the Quad Stage, writes Jon Garelick in The Boston Globe.

“Makeshift dance floors popped up at each side of the … main stage as the Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra got into its groove,” writes Alisha A. Pina in The Providence Journal.

She says the Harbor Stage “was mobbed … as Jon Batiste and Stay Human took them on a New Orleans ride.” The crowd sang and the band played in the aisle. Batiste – age 26 – plays piano, melodica, sings and “won’t rest until [he's] won you,” writes Ben Ratliff in The New York Times’ review of Newport.

Tune in to member supported WNCU 90.7 and wncu.org to catch the Newport Jazz Festival.