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Second Wave of Artists Announced for 2018 Newport Jazz Festival

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Pat Metheny will play Saturday at Newport Jazz

The second wave of artists for the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival has been announced.

"This Second Wave of artists is so indicative of the exciting direction we're building towards with this year's Newport Jazz lineup - artists like BADBADNOTGOOD and Grace Kelly represent the innovative spirit that is alive and well in jazz, while Tony Allen and The DIVA Jazz Orchestra prove Newport is THE place for the top jazz talent. Add to that, the double dose of Pat Metheny and José James, who both will perform Friday night at the Casino and Saturday at the Fort, this is shaping up to be a lineup for the ages,”  said Jay Sweet, Executive Producer of Newport Festivals Foundation.

The second wave lineup is as follows:

Friday, August 3 | Fort Adams State Park

The DIVA Jazz Orchestra
Tony Allen


Saturday, August 4 | Fort Adams State Park

Pat Metheny with Antonio Sanchez, Linda May Han Oh & Gwilym Simcock
Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers
Trio 3 (Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille)
Grace Kelly
Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves


Sunday, August 5 | Fort Adams State Park

Ambrose Akinmusire's Origami Harvest
Black Art Jazz Collective
Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
Nate Smith + KINFOLK


Newport Jazz Festival

The 2018 Newport Jazz Festival will run from August 3 to August 5 at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Tickets are on sale now.

Click here for more information.


2017 Newport Jazz Festival - Saturday Highlights

Day two of the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival continued its weekend of timeless jazz performances at Fort Adams State Park yesterday. 

Dominick Farinacci

DJ Logic's Project Logic

Jazz 100: The Music of Dizzy Mongo & Monk

Jason Palmer's Berklee Septet

Uri Caine Trio

Vijay Iyer Sextet

Christian McBride Big Band

Rhiannon Giddens

Benny Golson Quartet

Flying Toward The Sound: For Geri, With Love

Branford Marsalis Quartet

Antonio Sanchez & Migration

Henry Threadgill Zooid

Snarky Puppy

Photos courtesy of Rick Farrell, Mojo Photography

RI Music Education Association Sr. All-State Jazz Ensemble


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