Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Chris Botti Provides Smooth Ending To The Newport Jazz Festival

CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival: August 8 @ Fort Adams, Newport, RI

The 2010 CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival came to a close with a set of smooth jazz. Trumpeter Chris Botti took the Fort Stage and dazzled a welcoming crowd. Especially welcoming was a lady behind me who declared to all those around her how handsome she thought he was. Botti was joined on-stage by a stellar band and special guests, violinist Lucia Micarelli from HBO's Treme who played beautifully and veteran R&B powerhouse Lisa Fischer who's always terrific. Both ladies seriously kicked things up a notch. It was a great weekend of music and judging by the content looking, happy audience, they seemed to be of the same notion.

(More photos HERE)