Lineup Announced for CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival in August

Venerable jazz fest to feature Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti and other noted jazz artists

George Wein’s New Festival Production announced the lineups for the prestigious jazz festival at Newport, now called the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival. The festival structure and format remains the same with a Friday night concert at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, followed by two afternoons of performances on three states at Fort Adams State Park. The Friday night concert will feature young Brit-pop-jazz singer Jamie Cullum and younger saxophonist Grace Kelly. Among the notable headliners at the concerts on Saturday and Sunday are: Chick Corea Freedom Band with Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride and Roy Haynes; Herbie Hancock; Chris Botti, Wynton Marsalis; Ahmad Jamal. And, the impresario himself will perform with the Newport All-Stars, who include Howard Alden, Randy Brecker, Randy Sandke and Bob Brookmeyer.

Chris Botti
By Fabrizio Ferri
Herbie Hancock
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Chick Corea
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Tickets for the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival go on sale Friday, March 26, at 10 am online, by phone and by mail. For general information, craft vendor information or to leave a message for festival staff, you can call the festival hotline at (401) 848-5055.

For more information, go to the festival’s web site,

Here is the complete lineup that was announced:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6 ~ 8:00 pm
International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Avenue

Jamie Cullum
Grace Kelly

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7 ~ 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue

Chick Corea Freedom Band with Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride & Roy Haynes
Jamie Cullum
Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra
Ahmad Jamal
Jazz Mafia's Brass, Bows & Beats
Anat Cohen
Newport All-Stars with Howard Alden, Randy Brecker, Randy Sandke & George Wein and special guest Bob Brookmeyer
Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society with special guest Bob Brookmeyer
Fly: Jeff Ballard, Larry Grenadier & Mark Turner
JD Allen Trio
Julian Lage Group
Trio Da Paz with Harry Allen
Rez Abbasi's Acoustic Quartet
Berklee Global Jazz Institute Septet

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8 ~ 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue

Herbie Hancock
Chris Botti
Wynton Marsalis
Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra
Amina Figarova
Conrad Herwig's Latin Side of Herbie
Jon Faddis
Ken Vandermark's Powerhouse Sound
David Binney Band featuring Brian Blade, Craig Taborn & Eivind Opsvik
Marshall Allen-Matthew Shipp-Joe Morris
Jason Moran Bandwagon with Jenny Scheinman
Ben Allison Band with Jenny Scheinman, Shane Endsley, Steve Cardenas & Rudy Royston
Gretchen Parlato
Matt Wilson Quartet

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