Ellington at Newport

Join us on Sunday, August 9th at 8 PM on WRTI 90.1 as we present Part 2 of Jazz Night in America's three-part series on the Newport Jazz Festival. Philadelphia's own Christian McBride, the host of the program, also serves as the artistic director of the festival, and has some amazing vintage Newport performances to share.

In 1956, a groundbreaking performance at the Newport Jazz Festival changed the course of Duke Ellington's path in jazz. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more.