Newport Jazz Festival Announces 2nd Wave of Artists for 2019

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Newport Jazz Festival announces second wave of artists

The Newport Jazz Festival has announced its second wave of artists for the 2019 festival.

“Since its inception 65 years ago, the Newport Jazz Festival has been the place for fans to see, hear and learn about new artists, as well as enjoy some of the leading bands on the music scene. We’re pleased to continue the tradition of telling the story of jazz through these fabulous new and established artists, all on one great weekend,” said Christian McBride, artistic director of the Newport Jazz Festival.

The Second Wave of artists features Kamasi Washington; Thundercat; Dianne Reeves with Peter Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal & Terreon Gully; The Ron Carter Trio; Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Memphis Soulphony; PJ Morton; Ghost-Note; Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society; Billy Hart Quartet w/Ethan Iverson, Mark Turner & Ben Street; Aaron Diehl; Hailu Mergia; IN COMMON: Walter Smith III, Matt Stevens, Joel Ross, Harish Raghavan & Kendrick Scott; Camila Meza & The Nectar Orchestra; DOMi & JD Beck; The Dayna Stephens Group; Mwenso & the Shakes; Tom Oren; and Mark Stryker: “Jazz from Detroit."

The updated schedule is as follows:

Friday, August 2, 2019 – Fort Adams State Park

·      Herbie Hancock

·      Thundercat

·      Corinne Bailey Rae

·      The Bad Plus

·      Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

·      Spanish Harlem Orchestra

·      Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

·      Billy Hart Quartet w/Ethan Iverson, Mark Turner & Ben Street

·      Tia Fuller’s “Diamond Cut”

·      DOMi & JD Beck

·      The Dayna Stephens Group

·      Mwenso & the Shakes

·      Tom Oren

·      Mark Stryker: “Jazz from Detroit”

 

Saturday, August 3, 2019 – Fort Adams State Park

 

·      Kamasi Washington

·      Dianne Reeves with Peter Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal & Terreon Gully

·      Dee Dee Bridgewater and The Memphis Soulphony`

·      Buika

·      The Ron Carter Trio

·      Makaya McCraven

·      Ravi Coltrane/David Virelles

·      Ghost-Note

·      Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s Parlour Game

·      Joel Ross ‘Good Vibes’

·      Hailu Mergia

·      Laurin Talese

 

Sunday, August 4, 2019 – Fort Adams State Park

 

·      Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective

·      PJ Morton

·      Sons of Kemet

·      Cécile McLorin Salvant

·      ELEW

·      Marcus Strickland Twi-Life featuring Smithsoneon

·      Christian Sands – 3 Piano Erroll Garner Tribute! featuring Helen Sung & Tadataka Unno

·      Dafnis Prieto Big Band

·      Aaron Diehl

·      IN COMMON: Walter Smith III, Matt Stevens, Joel Ross, Harish Raghavan & Kendrick Scott

·      Camila Meza & The Nectar Orchestra

·      Sammy Miller & The Congregation

 

 

2019 Newport Jazz Festival

2019 will mark the 65th edition of the Newport Jazz Festival.

The festival will take place from August 2 to August 4 at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Click here for tickets

 

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Photos by Rick Farrell, Mojo Photography

 
 

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