Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Newport Jazz Festival Line-Up Announced

The 2012 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management line-up was announced today. The festival will take place August 3 - 5 in Newport, RI at Fort Adams State Park. George Wein, producer/founder of the Newport Jazz Festival® and Chairman of Newport Festivals Foundation also announced that Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM), who launched their global musical initiative with the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival, will return as presenting sponsor for three additional years.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, March 15, at 10:00 am at www.newportjazzfest.net. For more information, call (401) 848-5055.

Saturday, August 4, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fort Adams State Park

  • Pat Metheny Unity Band with Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez and Ben Williams
  • Dianne Reeves
  • Jack DeJohnette’s 70th Birthday Celebration featuring his Quintet and an All-Star group performing two sets
  • Bill Frisell – John Lennon Songbook
  • Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas Quintet: Sound Prints
  • The Bad Plus with Bill Frisell
  • James Carter Organ Trio with Special Guests Rodney Jones and Miche Braden
  • Dafnis Prieto Sextet
  • 3 Clarinets: Ken Peplowski, Evan Christopher, Anat Cohen
  • Christian McBride’s Inside Straight
  • John Ellis & Double-Wide
  • Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
  • Pedrito Martinez Group

Sunday, August 5, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fort Adams State Park

  • 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 featuring Theo Bleckmann
  • 3 Cohens: Yuval, Anat and Avishai Cohen
  • Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks
  • Lewis Nash Quintet featuring Jeremy Pelt and Jimmy Greene
  • Ryan Truesdell’s Gil Evans Centennial Project
  • Berklee Global Jazz Institute Sextet