Lineup Announced for CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival in August

Venerable jazz fest to feature Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti and other noted jazz artists

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George Wein’s New Festival Production announced the lineups for the prestigious jazz festival at Newport, now called the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival. The festival structure and format remains the same with a Friday night concert at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, followed by two afternoons of performances on three states at Fort Adams State Park. The Friday night concert will feature young Brit-pop-jazz singer Jamie Cullum and younger saxophonist Grace Kelly. Among the notable headliners at the concerts on Saturday and Sunday are: Chick Corea Freedom Band with Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride and Roy Haynes; Herbie Hancock; Chris Botti, Wynton Marsalis; Ahmad Jamal. And, the impresario himself will perform with the Newport All-Stars, who include Howard Alden, Randy Brecker, Randy Sandke and Bob Brookmeyer.

Tickets for the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival go on sale Friday, March 26, at 10 am online, by phone and by mail. For general information, craft vendor information or to leave a message for festival staff, you can call the festival hotline at (401) 848-5055.

For more information, go to the festival’s web site,

Here is the complete lineup that was announced:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6 ~ 8:00 pm

International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Avenue

Jamie Cullum

Grace Kelly

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7 ~ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm

Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue

Chick Corea Freedom Band with Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride & Roy Haynes

Jamie Cullum

Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra

Ahmad Jamal

Jazz Mafia’s Brass, Bows & Beats

Anat Cohen

Newport All-Stars with Howard Alden, Randy Brecker, Randy Sandke & George Wein and special guest Bob Brookmeyer

Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society with special guest Bob Brookmeyer

Fly: Jeff Ballard, Larry Grenadier & Mark Turner

JD Allen Trio

Julian Lage Group

Trio Da Paz with Harry Allen

Rez Abbasi’s Acoustic Quartet

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Septet

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8 ~ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm

Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue

Herbie Hancock

Chris Botti

Wynton Marsalis

Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra

Amina Figarova

Conrad Herwig’s Latin Side of Herbie

Jon Faddis

Ken Vandermark’s Powerhouse Sound

David Binney Band featuring Brian Blade, Craig Taborn & Eivind Opsvik

Marshall Allen-Matthew Shipp-Joe Morris

Jason Moran Bandwagon with Jenny Scheinman

Ben Allison Band with Jenny Scheinman, Shane Endsley, Steve Cardenas & Rudy Royston

Gretchen Parlato

Matt Wilson Quartet