Tuesday, January 15, 2013

2013 Newport Jazz Festival Line-up Announced

Natalie Cole
Well my music loving friends, the Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. has announced the line-up for the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival® presented by Natixis Global Asset Management.  The festival takes place August 2 - 4 in scenic Newport, RI at Fort Adams State Park.  Tickets go on sale this Thursday, January 17 at 10AM at www.newportjazzfest.net.

Check out the line-up below.  And if that's not enough for you, the iconic festival which turns 60 next year, still has other artists that are yet to be announced.

Friday, August 2, at 8:00 pm
International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino (194 Bellevue Avenue)

  • Natalie Cole
  • Bill Charlap Trio with special guest Freddy Cole

Saturday, August 3, at 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Fort Adams State Park (90 Fort Adams Drive)

Wayne Shorter
  • Wayne Shorter’s 80th Birthday Celebration: Wayne Shorter Quartet featuring Danilo Perez, John Patitucci & Brian Blade plus special guest Herbie Hancock
  • Esperanza Spalding - Radio Music Society
  • Michel Camilo Sextet
  • Terence Blanchard Quintet
  • Robert Glasper Experiment
  • Gregory Porter
  • Edmar Castañeda
  • Ray Anderson Pocket Brass Band
  • Amir ElSaffar Two Rivers
  • Bill Charlap Trio with guests Bob Wilber and Anat Cohen
  • Mary Halvorson Quintet
  • Rez Abassi Trio

Sunday, August 4, at 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Fort Adams State Park (90 Fort Adams Drive)

Chick Corea
  • Chick Corea & The Vigil with Christian McBride, Tim Garland, Marcus Gilmore and Charles Altura
  • Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra
  • Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band featuring Jaleel Shaw, Martin Bejerano and David Wong
  • Dizzy Gillespie™ Big Band under the direction of Paquito D’Rivera
  • Hiromi: The Trio Project with Anthony Jackson and Steve Smith
  • Joshua Redman Quartet
  • Jim Hall Quartet featuring Julian Lage
  • Jon Batiste & Stay Human
  • Dee Alexander: Songs That My Mother Loved
  • The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • Lew Tabackin Quartet with Randy Brecker, Peter Washington and Lewis Nash
  • Donny McCaslin Group
  • Steve Coleman Projects: Five Elements, Talea Ensemble and Duo with Tyshawn Sorey
  • David Gilmore & Numerology featuring Claudia Acuña, Miguel Zenón, Luis Perdomo, Christian McBride, Jeff “Tain” Watts and Mino Cinelu


Tickets for the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management go on sale worldwide Thursday, January 17, at 10:00 am at www.newportjazzfest.net, by phone and by mail. 

Tickets for the Friday, August 2, concert are $ 40.00 – $100.00.  All seats reserved. The Opening Night Cocktail Party, a Newport summer tradition, kicks off the evening from 6:30 – 7:45 pm. This exclusive party welcomes a limited number of attendees for an evening of great music, food and beverages.  Tickets are $50.00 for Tennis Hall of Fame members and $60.00 for non-members. Pricing includes open bar and hors d’oeuvres.  Party attendees must have a ticket to the Newport Jazz Festival concert.  To order Cocktail Party tickets, call (401) 324-4072 or go online at www.tennisfame.com.

A limited number of general admission adult two-day passes are available now for $135.00 for Saturday and Sunday.  Single day general admission adult tickets are $74.00 in advance and $84.00 at the gate, if available.  Children’s tickets for ages 3 - 15 are $15.00 per day.  Children under 3 are free.  A new student price of $20.00 is available for high school students older than 15 and college students with valid ID. Students must use the Student gate and present valid ID to enter the festival. Offer valid for eligible students while supplies last. Not valid on reserved seating or for the Friday night event.

Parking passes are also available on-line for $12.00.  Service charges apply to all tickets purchased on-line or by phone. 

Premium Seating tickets for Fort Adams concerts are available for $125.00 per day. Reserved Seating is $90.00.

Single day general admission tickets also can be purchased in person at the Newport Visitors Information Center, located at 23 America’s Cup Avenue.  Visit www.gonewport.com for office hours and information. No service charges apply.

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.  For more information, log on to www.newportjazzfest.net or www.newportfestivalsfoundation.org.