Newport Jazz Festival Announces 2014 Lineup

Extra day of programming is devoted to emerging artists

Darcy James Argue
The Cookers
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The artist lineup for the 60th anniversary Newport Jazz Festival was announced today by promoter George Wein. The festival will now run for three full days, with the first day dedicated to emerging artists.

The festival will take place August 1- 3. Among the featured artists are the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Trombone Shorty, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Robert Glasper, Dr. John, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Gary Burton, Gregory Porter, Jon Batiste, Dave Holland, John Zorn, Miguel Zenón, the Cookers, Snarky Puppy and more. The full lineup is below.

Tickets go on sale this Thursday, January 23, at 10:00 a.m. at Newport Jazz.

In addition, according to the announcement press release, the Newport Jazz Festival will present a symposium at Fort Adams State Park. “Curated by New York Times critic Nate Chinen, the symposium will discuss how jazz relates to popular culture in today’s society, compared to when the festival began in 1954. It will feature internationally known jazz aficionados and historians, including Henry Louis Gates.”

Also, the release says, the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino will host the annual Friday evening concert, this year featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Dee Dee Bridgewater with a salute to Billie Holiday. The Newport Festivals Foundation is also proud to introduce THE Jazz Club, a special experience offered on Saturday and Sunday at Fort Adams. The option includes special seating, reserved parking, tented lounge access, upgraded restroom facilities and a 60th anniversary poster.

The complete line-up for the Newport Jazz Festival, presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, is as follows:

Friday, August 1, 2014, 8:00 pm

International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Dee Dee Bridgewater – To Billie with Love

Friday, August 1, 2014, 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI 02840

Jon Batiste & Stay Human

John Zorn’s Masada Marathon: Dave Douglas, Marc Ribot, Cyro Baptista, Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander, Ikue Mori, Greg Cohen, Joey Baron, Kenny Wollesen & many others

Miguel Zenón Big Band

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

Snarky Puppy

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Rudresh Mahanthappa – Charlie Parker Project, A World Premier

Amir ElSaffar Quintet with Ole Mathisen, John Escreet, Francois Moutin & Dan Weiss

Mostly Other People Do The Killing: Steve Bernstein, Jon Irabagon, Dave Taylor,

Brandon Seabrook, Ron Stabinsky, Moppa Elliott & Kevin Shea

Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors

University of Rhode Island Newport Jazz Big Band

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:30 am – 7:00 pm

Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI 02840

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Dave Holland Prism with Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn & Eric Harland

Gregory Porter

Robert Glasper Experiment

SF Jazz Collective: Miguel Zenón, Avishai Cohen, David Sanchez, Robin

Eubanks, Warren Wolf, Edward Simon, Matt Penman & Obed Calvaire

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band with Jon Cowherd, Chris Thomas,

Melvin Butler & Myron Walden

Pedrito Martinez Group featuring Ariacne Trujillo with Alvaro Benavides & Jhaire Sala

Dick Hyman, Howard Alden & Jay Leonhart

Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet

Newport Now 60 Band: Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield,

Peter Martin, Larry Grenadier & Clarence Penn

Umbria Jazz presents Stefano Bollani & Hamilton de Holanda

Symposium on Jazz

And more …

Sunday, August 3, 2014, 10:30 am – 7:00 pm

Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI 02840

Bobby McFerrin spirityouall

David Sanborn & Joey DeFrancesco with Billy Hart & Warren Wolf

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers

Gary Burton New Quartet with Julian Lage, Scott Colley & Marcus Gilmore

Vijay Iyer Sextet with Graham Haynes, Mark Shim, Steve Lehman,

Stephan Crump & Marcus Gilmore

Danilo Perez Panama 500 with Ben Street, Adam Cruz & Roman Diaz

Django Festival All-Stars featuring Samson Schmitt, Ludovic Beier,

Pierre Blanchard, DouDou Cuillerier & Brian Torff

Ron Carter Trio with Russell Malone & Donald Vega

Lee Konitz Quartet with special guest Grace Kelly

Ravi Coltrane

The Cookers: Gary Bartz, Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, George Cables,

Cecil McBee & Billy Hart

Mingus Big Band

The Brubeck Brothers

George Wein & Newport All-Stars with Anat Cohen, Howard Alden, Randy Brecker,

Lew Tabackin, Jay Leonhart & Lewis Nash

And More …

*Schedule Subject to Change


Tickets for the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival go on sale worldwide Thursday, January 23, at 10:00 am at Newport Jazz, by phone and by mail. For information on the festival, visit the same website.