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What does NJF stand for?

NJF stands for Newport Jazz Festival


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Semon Hailed as "the new sound of America," Ameranouche (pronounced uh-MARE-uh-noosh) features two French acoustic Gypsy jazz guitars (solo guitarist Richard "Shepp" Sheppard and rhythm guitarist Zach Person) and upright bassist Steve Gibson, and is a winner of Best of New Hampshire awards as well as being veterans of the famed Newport Jazz Festival.
Having heard Mahalia Jackson at the Newport Jazz Festival and witnessing how the secular jazz audience took to her as if she were the greatest jazz singer of the day, I am convinced there is very little to differentiate the genres.
The historical fascination, however, is that this quartet (with pianist Red Garland, bassist Oscar Pettiford, and drummer Philly Joe Jones) was formed at the time when the trumpeter had just got off heroin, and shortly before his legendary "comeback" performance at the Newport Jazz festival and the formation of his great 1950s quintet, including Garland, Jones and John Coltrane.
Newport jazz festival offers four days of music NEWPORT - Riding the success of this September's Jazz at Newport festival, the coastal town is back with a four-day event: Jazz for the Holidays, which runs today through New Year's Day.
Her live shows draw huge crowds in Africa and she has also played the New Orleans Jazz Fest and the Newport Jazz Festival, two of America's premier music showcases, this year.
This joyous disc includes the multi-instrumentalist's inspired reworkings of Stevie Wonder's Ma Cherie Amour and Burt Bacharach's I Say A Little Prayer (if this wasn't picked up by the Northern Soul gang, then it should have been), as well as bits of his first performance at the Newport Jazz Festival which includes a three-part tribute to John Coltrane.