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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.”

The full talent listing follows. For information on event pricing, visit www.festivalproductions.net/jvc/newport.html

Friday, August 10, 8:00 PM at the Newport Casino

DIANA KRALL

ROY HAYNES GROUP
Saturday, August 11, 11:30 AM – 6:30 PM, Fort Adams State Park, Fort Stage

DIANA KRALL

DAVE BRUBECK

KARL DENSON’S TINY UNIVERSE

ROY HARGROVE QUINTET

JERRY GONZALEZ & THE FORT APACHE BAND
Saturday, August 11, 12 Noon, Fort Adams State Park, Mercedes-Benz Pavilion

RAVI COLTRANE

DJ LOGIC’S PROJECT LOGIC with special guest Graham Haynes

BIG BILL MORGANFIELD

SIMON SHAHEEN & QANTARA

NORA YORK
Sunday August 12, 11:30 AM-6:30 PM, Fort Adams State Park, Fort Stage

RAY CHARLES

NATALIE COLE

WAYNE SHORTER QUARTET Featuring Brian Blade, John Patitucci & Danilo Perez

CHUCK MANGIONE

KURT ELLING QUARTET
Sunday August 12, 12 Noon, Fort Adams State Park, Mercedes-Benz Pavilion

DAVID SANCHEZ MELAZA SEXTET

JAMES BLOOD ULMER

THE SLIP

URI CAINE TRIO

LOS HOMBRES CALIENTES featuring Irvin Mayfield & Bill Summers

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