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Newport Announces Third Wave of Festival Performers

Common, Gary Bartz, and Sheila Jordan will take the stage

Common at the Roy Hargrove Celebration, Jan. 8, 2019
Common at the Roy Hargrove Celebration, Jan. 8, 2019 (photo: Alan Nahigian)

Rapper Common, saxophonist Gary Bartz, and singer Sheila Jordan are among the latest wave of artists announced for this year’s Newport Jazz Festival, set for Aug. 2 through 4.

Other performers announced by the festival on Tuesday include Tank and the Bangas, Ralph Peterson and the Messenger Legacy, Kandace Springs, Women of the World, James Francies’ Flight, Lauren Sevian/Helen Sung Duo, Marika Hughes and the New String Quartet, the Brandon Goldberg Trio, Matana Roberts, Brian Marsella, the Eric Wurzelbacher Quartet, the Ben Morris Quintet, the University of Rhode Island Jazz Big Band, and the Rhode Island Music Educators Association Band.

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