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Newport Jazz Festival
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Newport Jazz Festival

Saturday, Aug 2 10:00a to 7:00p
Fort Adams State Park Newport, RI

The JVC Jazz Festival Newport takes over Fort Adams State Park. Performances are spread across three stages and the program is suitably impressive, as you would expect from an event celebrating more than 50 years of the best live jazz.

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Ron Carter
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One of the most gifted, influential, and ubiquitous jazz bassists of the 20th century, Ron Carter made his name in the early 1960s in the bands of Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy, Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, and others....
Dave Holland
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British jazz bassist famed for his work with Miles Davis, and subsequently the leader of an acclaimed big band. ~ Rovi
Bobby McFerrin
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Robert "Bobby" McFerrin, Jr. (born March 11, 1950) is a jazz and a cappella vocal performer, vocal improviser and conductor. He is best known for his 1988 hit song "Don't Worry, Be Happy"....
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
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Since 1988, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra has served as the in-house big band for New York City’s premier arts showcase Lincoln Center. It is the orchestral medium for various projects and commissions, usually highlighting and/or honoring composers and performers who’ve made major contributions to jazz’s rich legacy....
John Zorn
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Native New Yorker John Zorn is one of the most important, influential figures in avant-garde jazz, particularly the downtown NYC improv scene. Zorn started out in the 1970s, forging a new template for jazz-based improvisation, drawing inspiration from both '60s free jazz and experimental New Music composition....
Ravi Coltrane
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Lke his legendary, almost mythic father, John Coltrane, Ravi Coltrane is a tenor saxophonist, but he didn’t go into the family business the usual way. Ravi was only two years old when his father died so the elder Coltrane's musical legacy wasn't an issue for the son until much later on....
Robert Glasper
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Pianist with recordings for Blue Note, well-versed in jazz history as well as modern sounds of R&B and hip-hop. ~ Rovi
Snarky Puppy
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We are a large ensemble devoted to bringing uncompromised, original music to a non-exclusive audience. In a crazy, twisted way, we play dance music. It's also art music. I suppose it's just music....
Miguel Zenón
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A vibrant, strikingly gifted Puerto Rican jazz saxophonist, teacher and imaginative composer. ~ Rovi
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
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Troy 'Trombone Shorty' Andrews has God-given talent, natural charisma and a relentless drive to bridge music's past and future. His third outing for Verve Records, Say That To Say This (Sept....
Cécile McLorin Salvant
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Vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant is an adept jazz singer who came to the public's attention after winning the 2010 Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocal Competition. Born in Miami, Florida to a French mother and Haitian father, Salvant was interested in music from a young age....
Location & Nearby Info
Fort Adams State Park
Harrison Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 841-0707
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