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October 16, 2017

Newport Jazz Festival

2017 Newport Jazz Festival Schedule & Lineup

The 2017 Newport Jazz Festival will get underway today (August 4th) at Fort Adams State Park and will close out day #1 of the historic festival at the International Tennis Hall of Fame this evening with Trombone Shorty and Rhiannon Giddens. WHAT TIME DOES EVERYTHING OPEN? BOX OFFICE opens at 9am / GATES open at

Questlove Will DJ at The Pineapple Club on Sunday

Following a weekend where several musicians from the Newport Folk Festival popped by for surprise performance, Gurney’s Resort & Marina has announced they have more planned for this weekend. Questlove, best known as the drummer and joint frontman or The Roots, will perform a DJ set at The Pineapple Club at Gurney’s on Sunday, August 6th

Newport Jazz Festival Will Reunite Several Musicians Who Graduated a Philadelphia High School Together

Philly funk and jazz take a trip to Newport this summer and spark a reunion with a group of special friends and former classmates when Newport Jazz Festival Artistic Director Christian McBride gets together with Questlove and Black Thought from The Roots and Joey DeFrancesco, who all graduated from Philadelphia’s Creative and Performing Arts High

Natixis Global Asset Management Awards Seventh Annual George Wein Jazz Ambassador Scholarship to R.I. and Mass. Students

Natixis Global Asset Management announced earlier today the winners of this year’s George Wein Jazz Ambassador Scholarships, they are Elena Serrano of Providence, R.I., and Jeffrey Pinsker-Smith of Wellesley, M.A. Since 2011, Natixis has provided scholarships to students who have shown tremendous musical ability, strong academic achievement, and a commitment to giving back to their

Putting the ‘New’ in Newport: 31 Bands to Make Newport Jazz Festival Debut This Weekend

Following in the footsteps of the Newport Folk Festival and Newport Bridgefest, the Newport Jazz Festival will keep the music rolling this weekend when they kickoff things on Friday morning at Fort Adams State Park. More than 300 established and emerging jazz artists will take over Aquidneck Island when the annual Newport Jazz Festival® presented

What’s Up For This Week in Newport: July 31 – August 4

Discover what’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport, Rhode Island this week. Newport Bridgefest, a local, live music and music education festival that “bridges” the gap between the prestigious Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals for a continuous 10 days of music in our community, takes place Monday through Thursday of this week.

Newport Festivals Foundation Announces 2017 Bridgefest Schedule

After 30,000 music lovers say goodbye to the Newport Folk Festival and before the jazzy set pours into the city for the Newport Jazz Festival®, the party continues July 31-August 3 at Bridgefest®, the annual celebration of Jazz, Folk and Newport’s rich musical community. Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. will welcome a dozen local artists, clubs, restaurants, theaters, museums

Saxophonist Maceo Parker Promises to Make It Funky at Newport Jazz Festival on August 4th

What does it mean when the master of funk, the legendary saxophonist Maceo Parker and his impeccably tight band take over the Fort Stage at the Newport Jazz Festival® presented by Natixis Global Asset Management on Friday August 4? It means Newport will definitely get funked up.   Festival goers, Fort Adams and perhaps all of Newport Harbor

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Rhiannon Giddens Will Bring New Orleans Jazz to Newport Jazz Festival Friday Night Concert

Immensely talented musicians with roots in New Orleans jazz are the gift the state of Louisiana keeps giving the world. The Newport Jazz Festival® presented by Natixis Global Asset Management is pleased to welcome the Rhode Island return of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at the Friday night concert at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at

Vernon Reid Added To 2017 Newport Jazz Festival Lineup

George Wein and Christian McBride have announced that legendary guitarist and Living Colour founder Vernon Reid will perform a special set on the Storyville stage and guest with DJ Logic’s Project Logic at the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, which  takes place August 4 – 6 at Fort Adams State Park

Newport Jazz Festival

Local Discounts for Newport Jazz Festival End July 4th

$50 and $60 Discount Tickets for the Newport Jazz Festival Available at Newport Visitors Center Through July 4 Head to the Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America’s Cup Avenue, by Tuesday, July 4, to take advantage of the great local discount for tickets to the Newport Jazz Festival® presented by Natixis Global Asset Management. Discount

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