NPR Music will provide coverage of the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival on August 4th and 5th. You can watch live video of the performances at www.npr.org/music. Among those scheduled to perform are Pat Metheny, Bill Frissell, Dianne Reeves, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Maria Schneider Orchestra and Jason Moran. The full schedule can be seen at the web site.
The Newport Jazz Festival, was founded by jazz pianist George Wein in 1954 as the first outdoor music festival of it's kind devoted entirely to jazz, and is now universally acknowledged as the grandfather of all jazz festivals.