Newport Jazz Festival Announces 2014 Lineup

Extra day of programming is devoted to emerging artists

The artist lineup for the 60th anniversary Newport Jazz Festival was announced today by promoter George Wein. The festival will now run for three full days, with the first day dedicated to emerging artists.

The festival will take place August 1- 3. Among the featured artists are the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Trombone Shorty, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Robert Glasper, Dr. John, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Gary Burton, Gregory Porter, Jon Batiste, Dave Holland, John Zorn, Miguel Zenón, the Cookers, Snarky Puppy and more. The full lineup is below.

Tickets go on sale this Thursday, January 23, at 10:00 a.m. at Newport Jazz.

In addition, according to the announcement press release, the Newport Jazz Festival will present a symposium at Fort Adams State Park. “Curated by New York Times critic Nate Chinen, the symposium will discuss how jazz relates to popular culture in today's society, compared to when the festival began in 1954. It will feature internationally known jazz aficionados and historians, including Henry Louis Gates.”

Darcy James Argue
By Bill King
The Cookers
Dee Dee Bridgewater in "Lady Day" on Broadway

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Also, the release says, the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino will host the annual Friday evening concert, this year featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Dee Dee Bridgewater with a salute to Billie Holiday. The Newport Festivals Foundation is also proud to introduce THE Jazz Club, a special experience offered on Saturday and Sunday at Fort Adams. The option includes special seating, reserved parking, tented lounge access, upgraded restroom facilities and a 60th anniversary poster.

The complete line-up for the Newport Jazz Festival, presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, is as follows:

Friday, August 1, 2014, 8:00 pm
International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Dee Dee Bridgewater - To Billie with Love

Friday, August 1, 2014, 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI 02840
Jon Batiste & Stay Human
John Zorn's Masada Marathon: Dave Douglas, Marc Ribot, Cyro Baptista, Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander, Ikue Mori, Greg Cohen, Joey Baron, Kenny Wollesen & many others
Miguel Zenón Big Band
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
Snarky Puppy
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Rudresh Mahanthappa - Charlie Parker Project, A World Premier
Amir ElSaffar Quintet with Ole Mathisen, John Escreet, Francois Moutin & Dan Weiss
Mostly Other People Do The Killing: Steve Bernstein, Jon Irabagon, Dave Taylor,
Brandon Seabrook, Ron Stabinsky, Moppa Elliott & Kevin Shea
Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors
University of Rhode Island Newport Jazz Big Band

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI 02840
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Dave Holland Prism with Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn & Eric Harland
Gregory Porter
Robert Glasper Experiment
SF Jazz Collective: Miguel Zenón, Avishai Cohen, David Sanchez, Robin
Eubanks, Warren Wolf, Edward Simon, Matt Penman & Obed Calvaire
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band with Jon Cowherd, Chris Thomas,
Melvin Butler & Myron Walden
Pedrito Martinez Group featuring Ariacne Trujillo with Alvaro Benavides & Jhaire Sala
Dick Hyman, Howard Alden & Jay Leonhart
Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet
Newport Now 60 Band: Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield,
Peter Martin, Larry Grenadier & Clarence Penn
Umbria Jazz presents Stefano Bollani & Hamilton de Holanda
Symposium on Jazz
And more ...

Sunday, August 3, 2014, 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI 02840
Bobby McFerrin spirityouall
David Sanborn & Joey DeFrancesco with Billy Hart & Warren Wolf
Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
Gary Burton New Quartet with Julian Lage, Scott Colley & Marcus Gilmore
Vijay Iyer Sextet with Graham Haynes, Mark Shim, Steve Lehman,
Stephan Crump & Marcus Gilmore
Danilo Perez Panama 500 with Ben Street, Adam Cruz & Roman Diaz
Django Festival All-Stars featuring Samson Schmitt, Ludovic Beier,
Pierre Blanchard, DouDou Cuillerier & Brian Torff
Ron Carter Trio with Russell Malone & Donald Vega
Lee Konitz Quartet with special guest Grace Kelly
Ravi Coltrane
The Cookers: Gary Bartz, Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, George Cables,
Cecil McBee & Billy Hart
Mingus Big Band
The Brubeck Brothers
George Wein & Newport All-Stars with Anat Cohen, Howard Alden, Randy Brecker,
Lew Tabackin, Jay Leonhart & Lewis Nash
And More ...

*Schedule Subject to Change


Tickets for the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival go on sale worldwide Thursday, January 23, at 10:00 am at Newport Jazz, by phone and by mail. For information on the festival, visit the same website.

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