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Newport Jazz Festival Announces First Wave of Performers

The 65th Newport Jazz Festival has announced an initial lineup of performers, including Herbie Hancock, Corinne Bailey Rae, the Bad Plus, Buika, Terence Blanchard, Sons of Kemet, Makaya McCraven, and Cécile McLorin Salvant. The festival, which takes place Aug. 2-4 at two locations in Newport, R.I.—Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of … Read More “Newport Jazz Festival Announces First Wave of Performers”

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Detroit Jazz Festival Announces Full Lineup

The Detroit Jazz Festival, taking place Sept. 1-4, has announced its full artist lineup including 2017 artist-in-residence Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Hudson (Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, John Scofield), Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chucho Valdés, Billy Childs, Danilo Pérez, Donny McCaslin, John Patitucci and many more. The Wayne Shorter Quartet featuring pianist Danilo Pérez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer … Read More “Detroit Jazz Festival Announces Full Lineup”

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International Jazz Day Concert Set for April 30 in Havana, Cuba

The International Jazz Day Global Concert, a worldwide event produced by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in partnership with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, will take place April 30 at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Aonso in Havana, Cuba. The concert will also be live streamed worldwide. UNESCO goodwill ambassador Herbie Hancock and … Read More “International Jazz Day Concert Set for April 30 in Havana, Cuba”

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Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Lineup and Artists-in-Residence

The 60th annual Monterey Jazz Festival, taking place Sept 15-17, has announced its artist lineup and artists-in-residence for 2017. This year’s festival celebrates the centennials of Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie, and will include additional tributes to Celia Cruz and Sonny Rollins. Over 110 performances have been scheduled—30 hours of live music across eight stages, … Read More “Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Lineup and Artists-in-Residence”

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