Newport Jazz Festival Presented by Natixis Global Asset Management
Aug 03 - Aug 05, 2012
Founded in 1954, the Newport Jazz Festival® was the first jazz festival in America, and has been host to numerous legendary performances by iconic historic figures and contemporary geniuses. Historic moments since its inception include performance by Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Miles Davis. Referred to as a Mecca of jazz, the event draws thousands of people from all over the world to Newport, Rhode Island, a city which is famed in its spectacular coastal scenery and awe-inspiring architecture.
Fort Adams State Park
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Kurt Elling, Ambrose Akinmusire, Ken Peplowski, Evan Christopher, Darcy James Argue, Jack DeJohnette, Dianne Reeves, John Ellis, Bill Frisell, Jenny Scheinman, Anat Cohen, The Bad Plus, Dafnis Prieto, Gretchen Parlato, Lionel Loueke, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Christian McBride, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Jason Moran, Vince Giordano, Becca Stevens, Miguel Zenón, Maria Schneider, Pat Metheny, James Carter, Yuval Cohen, and Avishai Cohen (trumpeter)
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