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    Newport Jazz Festival

    Presented by Newport Festivals Foundation at Fort Adams State Park

    August 3 - August 5, 2012


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    Newport Jazz Festival

    Founded in 1954, the Newport Jazz Festival® was the first annual jazz festival in America. It has been host to numerous legendary performances by some of the world's leading established and emerging artists. Historic moments since its inception include performances by Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Miles Davis.

    Referred to as the grandfather of all jazz festivals, the event draws thousands of people from all over the world to Newport, Rhode Island, a city which is famed for its spectacular coastal scenery and awe-inspiring architecture.

    Friday, August 3, 2012
    International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino • 6pm doors / 8pm concert

    • Dr. John & The Lower 911 featuring Jon Cleary
    • Preservation Hall Jazz Band with special guests Catherine Russell and Jonathan Batiste
       

    Saturday, August 4, 2012
    Fort Adams State Park • 11am - 7pm

    • Pat Metheny Unity Band with Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, and Ben Williams
    • Bill Frisell-John Lennon Songbook
    • Dianne Reeves
    • Jack DeJohnette All-Stars
    • Jack DeJohnette Group
    • Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas Quintet: Sound Prints featuring Lawrence Fields, Linda Oh and Joey Baron
    • The Bad Plus with Bill Frisell
    • James Carter Organ Trio with special guests Rodney Jones and Miche Braden
    • Dafnis Prieto Sextet
    • Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
    • 3 Clarinets: Ken Peplowski - Evan Christopher - Anat Cohen
    • Christian McBride's Inside Straight
    • John Ellis & Double-Wide
    • Pedrito Martinez Group
       

    Sunday, August 5, 2012
    Fort Adams State Park • 11am - 7pm

    • Tedeschi Trucks Band
    • Maria Schneider Orchestra
    • Jason Moran and the Bandwagon
    • Kurt Elling
    • Miguel Zenón's Rayuela
    • Jenny Scheinman & Bill Frisell
    • Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet
    • Rudresh Mahanthappa's Samdhi
    • Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke with special guest Becca Stevens
    • John Hollenbeck's Claudia Quintet + 1
    • 3 Cohens: Yuval, Anat & Avishai Cohen
    • Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks
    • Lewis Nash Quintet featuring Jeremy Pelt & Jimmy Greene
    • Ryan Truesdell's Gil Evans Centennial Project
    • Berklee Global Jazz Institute Sextet

    Fort Adams State Park

    Harrison Avenue
    Newport, RI 02840

    Full map and directions


    General Day and Time Info:

    Friday: 6pm doors, 8pm concert


    Saturday and Sunday: 11am - 7pm


    Phone: (800) 745-3000


    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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