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Newport Festival Lineup Announced

Music festival impresario George Wein has announced the full talent lineup for his JVC-sponsored Newport Jazz Festival. An all-star lineup including Wayne Shorter (pictured left), Ray Charles, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole and Dave Brubeck will appear August 10-12 at the Newport, R.I. fest. The seasoned veterans will surely swing and soothe, but this year’s festival also hosts a number of groove-oriented acts for the younger set like DJ Logic’s Project Logic and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe.

“We have produced a stellar lineup this year,” says a proud Wein. “One of the things I’m excited about is that the Mercedes-Benz Pavilion will bring the ‘sons of Newport’ to the stage when Ravi Coltrane (son of John Coltrane), Graham Haynes (son of Roy Haynes) and Big Bill Morganfield (son of Muddy Waters) appear on Saturday, August 11.”

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