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Billboard's Best Moments From the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival

Brian Lima Photography

Brian Lima Photography


Turntablism in jazz was well represented at this year’s festival -- not only was DJ Logic on the bill two times, but the Roots brought their own big band hip-hop into the mix as well. Logic’s band, though stunted by an unfortunate late arrival, quickly fell into a deep groove thanks to both Logic and drummer Marcus Gilmore. The gradual layering of bass and piano licks created a solid backbone for master soloists Jaleel Shaw (saxophone) and Keyon Harrold (trumpet) -- when the group found a riff they all liked, it was passed around the band in staggered repetitions: a real-time remix.

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DJ Logic Brings Project Logic to Newport Jazz Festival

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DJ Logic, a DJ with both jazz and hip-hop roots, will play with a group of musicians in a collaborative performance called Project Logic this weekend at the Newport Jazz Festival. 
“I’m hoping to blow people’s minds. I’m hoping to have a good show and bring something special to Newport Jazz” Logic says.

Project Logic will feature Vernon Reid who played with the rock band Living Colour, Mono Neon who worked with Prince, Marcus Gilmore, Jaleel Shaw, Keyon Harrold and James Hurt.

Since coming onto the music scene in the early nineties, DJ Logic has fused jazz and hip-hop. He’s collaborated with a wide variety of musicians including Grammy Award winner Christian McBride, John Mayer, Mos Def, Ben Harper and The Roots.


Project Logic at Newport Jazz


Very excited to be bringing Project Logic to this year's Newport Jazz Festival August 5 in Newport, RI. For this set I'll be joined by my good friends Vernon Reid, MonoNeon, Marcus Gilmore, James Hurt, Jaleel Shaw and Keyon Harrold.

This is going to be my Newport Jazz debut and I can't wait to see you all there!