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Newport Jazz Festival 2019: 10 Artists Make Their Picks

Summer is all business for jazz musicians. Airports, hotels, club stints, camp gigs —the road delivers the perks of building new audiences and visiting far-flung locales, but it’s also a draining whirl that often bars rest, family, and friends. That’s why festivals are so special. Arguably, the Newport Jazz Festival is the most special of them … Read More “Newport Jazz Festival 2019: 10 Artists Make Their Picks”

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Newport Jazz Festival Announces Second Wave of Performers

The 65th Newport Jazz Festival has announced a second wave of performers, including Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Romero Lubambo, the Ron Carter Trio, Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Memphis Soulphony, PJ Morton, Ghost-Note, the Billy Hart Quartet, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Aaron Diehl, Hailu Mergia, and Dianne Reeves with Peter Martin. “Making her festival debut at … Read More “Newport Jazz Festival Announces Second Wave of Performers”

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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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2018 Newport Jazz Festival Announces Second Wave of Artists

The Newport Festivals Foundation recently released their second wave of artists performing at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival.  The renowned event will take place at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino From August 3 to 5.  For tickets and more festival information, visit the festival’s website. … Read More “2018 Newport Jazz Festival Announces Second Wave of Artists”

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Set Times for Newport Jazz Announced

Set times for the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival, taking place Aug. 4-6 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I., have been announced. This year’s lineup is expectedly stellar and diverse, and includes Cécile McLorin Salvant, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Branford Marsalis Quartet, Snarky Puppy, Christian McBride Big Band, Henry Threadgill Zooid, Benny Golson, … Read More “Set Times for Newport Jazz Announced”

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Newport Jazz Festival Announces First Wave of Artists for 2017

The first wave of artists for the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival, scheduled for Aug. 4-6 in Newport R.I., has been announced. Performances will take place at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino. Headline acts include Béla Fleck performing with the original Flecktones, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Snarky … Read More “Newport Jazz Festival Announces First Wave of Artists for 2017”

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