Newport, Rhode Island
1 - 3 Aug 2014
The 60th anniversary edition of the Newport Jazz Festival will run for three days, with the first day dedicated to emerging artists.
Running from 1st to 3rd August 2014, featured artists at this year's Newport Jazz Festival have been confirmed as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Trombone Shorty, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Robert Glasper, Dr. John, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Gary Burton, Gregory Porter, Jon Batiste, Dave Holland, John Zorn, Miguel Zenon, the Cookers and Snarky Puppy.
In addition to these performances will be be a symposium at Fort Adams State Park. Curated by New York Times critic Nate Chinen, it will discuss how jazz relates to popular culture in society today compared to when the festival began back in 1954 and will features jazz aficionados and historians, including Henry Louis Gates.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino will host the annual Friday evening concert, which will include performances from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Dee Dee Bridgewater with a salute to Billie Holiday. A special experience will be offered on Saturday and Sunday at Fort Adams, called the Jazz Club. This option includes special seating, reserved parking, tented lounge access, upgraded restroom facilities and a 60th anniversary poster.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino will host the annual Friday evening concert...