Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management
Aug 01 - Aug 03, 2014
For one weekend every August, the idyllic setting of Newport, RI, combusts with the passion of jazz to produce the Newport Jazz Festival®, now celebrating 60 years. Since its beginning in 1954, the festival has delivered line-ups that have showcased jazz history and predicted it, while the city of Newport has lent the festival an unparalleled home steeped in history and culture. It doesn’t take much to get Founder/Producer George Wein to reminisce about Dave Brubeck’s 50-plus appearances, Ella Fitzgerald closing the festival in ’54, or Duke Ellington’s legendary 1956 performance of “Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue.” But, Wein is just as excited about the present and future of jazz and proudly presents the likes of Esperanza Spalding, Jon Batiste, Amir ElSaffar, Robert Glasper, Anat Cohen, Mary Halvorson, and Gregory Porter – who performed at the 2013 festival along with more of the best and brightest stars of jazz. The 59th celebration of jazz in Newport was spectacular, but the 60th anniversary is not to be missed!
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