Newport Jazz Festival by Ted Williams

Ted Williams (1925-2009) first heard jazz on the radio as a youngster in the 1930s in Wichita, Kansas. The sounds of Earl Hines, Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway broadcast from Chicago’s legendary Grand Terrace Ballroom inspired him and in the late 1940s, Williams merged his love of music and photography and moved to Chicago where he captured unguarded photographic studies of some of the era’s greatest jazz musicians.

 

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Anita O'Day
Anita O’Day
Newport Jazz Festival
Newport Jazz Festival
Dinah Washington
Dinah Washington
Arvell Shaw
Arvell Shaw
Red Allen
Red Allen
Bobby Brookmeyer
Bobby Brookmeyer
Bud Freeman
Bud Freeman
Bud Freeman
Bud Freeman
Jimmy Rushing and Benny Goodman
Jimmy Rushing and Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman
Bill Perkins
Bill Perkins
Bill Perkins
Bill Perkins
Ben Webster
Ben Webster
Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball and Nat Adderley
Cannonball and Nat Adderley
Nat Adderley
Nat Adderley
Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball Adderley
Annie Ross
Annie Ross
Count Basie
Count Basie
Billy Mitchell
Billy Mitchell
Pee Wee Russell
Pee Wee Russell
The Count Basie Orchestra
The Count Basie Orchestra
Jimmy Rushing
Jimmy Rushing
Lester "Pres" Young
Lester “Pres” Young
Coleman Hawkins
Coleman Hawkins
Emil Richards and Toots Thielemans
Emil Richards and Toots Thielemans
Cannonball and Nat Adderley
Cannonball and Nat Adderley
Carmen McRae
Carmen McRae
Carmen McRae
Carmen McRae
Cootie Williams
Cootie Williams
Dave Brubeck
Dave Brubeck
Paul Desmond
Paul Desmond
Pat Suzuki
Pat Suzuki
Paul Desmond
Paul Desmond
Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson, Duke
Mahalia Jackson, Duke
Mahalia Jackson and Duke Ellington
Mahalia Jackson and Duke Ellington
Mahalia Jackson and Duke Ellington
Mahalia Jackson and Duke Ellington
Jimmy Rushing and Duke Ellington
Jimmy Rushing and Duke Ellington
Jimmy Rushing and Duke Ellington
Jimmy Rushing and Duke Ellington
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
Gerry Mulligan and Harry Carney
Gerry Mulligan and Harry Carney
Clark Terry
Clark Terry
Jimmy Rushing
Jimmy Rushing
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie and Roy Eldridge
Dizzy Gillespie and Roy Eldridge
Newport Jazz Festival 1959
Newport Jazz Festival 1959
Newport Jazz Festival 1959
Newport Jazz Festival 1959
Newport Jazz Festival stage
Newport Jazz Festival stage
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Dinah Washington
Dinah Washington
Dinah Washington in a rare role reversal
Dinah Washington in a rare role reversal
Miles Davis
Miles Davis
Trumpet on sheet music
Trumpet on sheet music
Dinah Washington
Dinah Washington
Newport Jazz Festival, 1957.
Newport Jazz Festival, 1957.
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Coleman Hawkins
Coleman Hawkins
Coleman Hawkins
Coleman Hawkins
Elvin Jones
Elvin Jones
Gene Krupa
Gene Krupa
Gene Krupa
Gene Krupa
Sonny Payne and Gene Krupa
Sonny Payne and Gene Krupa
Drum Kit Backstage
Drum Kit Backstage
Bill Crow
Bill Crow
John Coltrane
John Coltrane
John Coltrane
John Coltrane
Jimmy Rushing
Jimmy Rushing
Jimmy Rushing
Jimmy Rushing
Jimmy Rushing
Jimmy Rushing
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman
Big Joe Turner
Big Joe Turner
Joe Williams
Joe Williams
Kid Ory
Kid Ory
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Jo Jones
Jo Jones
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Louie Bellson
Louie Bellson
Louie Bellson
Louie Bellson
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Lester Young
Lester Young
Charles Mingus
Charles Mingus
Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson
Gospel Choir
Gospel Choir
Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters
Newport Jazz Festival
Newport Jazz Festival
Eartha Kitt
Eartha Kitt
Newport Jazz Festival, 1957.
Newport Jazz Festival, 1957.
Newport Jazz Festival scene
Newport Jazz Festival scene
Newport Jazz Festival scene
Newport Jazz Festival scene
Newport Jazz Festival scene
Newport Jazz Festival scene
Newport Jazz Festival
Newport Jazz Festival
Newport Jazz Festival
Newport Jazz Festival
Tuba Lady
Tuba Lady
Audience at Newport
Audience at Newport
Couple at Newport
Couple at Newport
Roy Aldridge
Roy Aldridge
Paul Gonsalves
Paul Gonsalves
Percy Heath
Percy Heath
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
No Visitors Allowed!
No Visitors Allowed!
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
Toshiko Akiyoshi
Toshiko Akiyoshi
Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk
Tony Scott
Tony Scott
Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
Gospel Group
Gospel Group
Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson
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