The lineup has just been announced for the Newport Jazz Festival, August 10-12. The Newport Jazz Festival has been a fixture of summer in New England and is always a great event and a wonderful time to visit the city by the sea.
"Newport pays tribute to Ella, Billie, Basie, Dizzy, Monk, Bill Evans, Kirk, Getz & Jobim. Branford Marsalis, B.B. King, Etta James, Al Green, Dave Brubeck, Joshua Redman and many others will perform over three days on multiple stages. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 25th at 10:00 AM!
The festival kicks off Friday, August 10 at 8:00 PM, at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino with Newport 57 Revisited: The Legacy of Ella, Billie & Basie with Dianne Reeves and her Band plus The Count Basie Orchestra with Special Guest Nnenna Freelon.
On Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12, the festival moves seaside to Fort Adams State Park for two full days, 11:30 AM 7:00 PM, featuring something for everyone a glorious mix of straight ahead, traditional and contemporary jazz, rhythm & blues, funk, Latin jazz and Brazilian jazz. Visit the JVC Jazz Festival Newport, R.I. web site for the full line-up.
Tickets for all shows go on sale Wednesday, April 25th at 10:00 AM on-line at, TicketWeb by phone at 866-468-7619, by mail and at the festival office in Middletown, RI. Visit JVC Jazz Festival Newport, R.I. ticket info page for complete ticket information."