Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Newport Jazz Festival Announces Line-Up

The artists for The CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival were announced today. The festival takes place August 6 - 8 in Newport, RI. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 26 at 10AM through TicketMaster and www.newportjazzfest.net.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6 ~ 8:00 pm
International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Avenue
  • Jamie Cullum
  • Grace Kelly

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7 ~ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm

Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue
  • Chick Corea Freedom Band with Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride & Roy Haynes
  • Jamie Cullum
  • Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra
  • Ahmad Jamal
  • Jazz Mafia’s Brass, Bows & Beats
  • Anat Cohen
  • Newport All-Stars with Howard Alden, Randy Brecker, Randy Sandke & George Wein and special guest Bob Brookmeyer
  • Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing
  • Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society with special guest Bob Brookmeyer
  • Fly: Jeff Ballard, Larry Grenadier & Mark Turner
  • JD Allen Trio
  • Julian Lage Group
  • Trio Da Paz with Harry Allen
  • Rez Abbasi’s Acoustic Quartet
  • Berklee Global Jazz Institute Septet

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8 ~ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Chris Botti
  • Wynton Marsalis
  • Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra
  • Amina Figarova
  • Conrad Herwig’s Latin Side of Herbie
  • Jon Faddis
  • Ken Vandermark’s Powerhouse Sound
  • David Binney Band featuring Brian Blade, Craig Taborn & Eivind Opsvik
  • Marshall Allen-Matthew Shipp-Joe Morris
  • Jason Moran Bandwagon with Jenny Scheinman
  • Ben Allison Band with Jenny Scheinman, Shane Endsley, Steve Cardenas & Rudy Royston
  • Gretchen Parlato
  • Matt Wilson Quartet
All Tickets for the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival go on sale Friday, March 26, at 10:00 am on-line, by phone and by mail. General admission tickets (single-day passes only) also can be purchased in person at the Newport Visitor Information Center, located at 23 America’s Cup Avenue.

There will be a festival office in the Newport area where tickets can be purchased in person at a later date. For general information, craft vendor information or to leave a message for festival staff, call the festival hotline at (401) 848-5055.