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Rock N’ Roll Hall of Famer Clinton to Perform at Newport Jazz Festival

Thursday, July 12, 2018

 

George Clinton

Rock N’ Roll Hall of Famer George Clinton and his group Parliament Funkadelic will perform at the Newport Jazz Festival for the first time.

"I had to get this music out there. I felt real creative urgency to give the world this, right now,” Clinton said in an interview on his website.

Clinton’s performance will take place on Sunday, August 5.

About Clinton

Clinton is regarded, along with James Brown and Sly Stone, as one of the foremost innovators of funk music.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, alongside 15 other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.

Throughout the 70s, Parliament produced a number of R&B hits, including "Up for the Downstroke," "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off The Sucker)," "Aquaboogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)" and "Flash Light," from their albums including Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome, The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein, Mothership Connection, and The Motor-Booty Affair. 

In the early 80s, Clinton became a solo artist, with his most successful single, "Atomic Dog" becoming one of the most iconic videos of all time.

He also wrote the theme song to The Tracey Ullman Show, hosted the HBO series Cosmic Slop, and he appeared in several films including Prince's Graffiti Bridge, and House Party.

 

2017 Newport Jazz Festival - Friday Highlights

The 2017 Newport Jazz Festival kicked of its weekend of smooth music at Fort Adams State Park yesterday. 

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Workshop Ensemble

Jimmy Greene Quartet

Amir Elsaffar's Of Sound Orchestra

Naturally 7

One For All

George Burton Quintet

Cecile McLorin Salvant

Evan Christopher Clarinet Road and New Orleans Brass

Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith

Maceo Parker

Leslie Odom, Jr.

Christian Sands Quartet

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones

Joey DeFrancesco + The People

Rodriguez Brothers

Rhiannon Giddens

Trombone Shorty

Photos courtesy of Rick Farrell, Mojo Photography

 
 

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