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July 28, 2017

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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

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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

Jazz Singer and Broadway Sensation Leslie Odom, Jr. Will Make Newport Jazz Festival Debut on Friday, August 4

After winning awards and critical acclaim in the Broadway smash hit Hamilton: An American Musical, Leslie Odom, Jr.could have done anything. Doors opened, opportunities arose, but it is sharing his love for jazz that has taken the spotlight. He recorded an album of jazz standards and show tunes while still appearing on stage, eight shows

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Final Wave of 2017 Newport Jazz Festival Announced, Full Lineup Now Released

Continuing the tradition of celebrating music education and fulfilling a key mission of Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. by showcasing outstanding student bands, George Wein and Christian McBride are pleased to announce the Fifth Wave of artists for the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival® presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, which is set for August 4-6 at

George Wein, Jon Batiste to Receive Honorary Degrees from Salve Regina; Batiste to Give Commencement Address

Updated: This story was originally published on April 4, 2017 Jon Batiste, musician, music director and bandleader for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,”will address the graduating class and receive an honorary doctorate when Salve Regina celebrates its 67th Commencement on May 21, 2017, according to SalveToday. In 2015, Batiste became one of just a

Newport Jazz Festival Announces Third Wave of Artists, The Roots Will Headline Sunday

Producer/Founder George Wein and Artistic Director Christian McBride announce the third wave of artists for the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival® presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, which takes place at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino August 4 – 6.  Tickets are available atwww.newportjazzfest.org.    “As

Newport Jazz Festival Announces Second Wave of Artists

Producer/Founder George Wein and Artistic Director Christian McBride announce the second wave of artists for the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival® presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, which takes place at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino August 4 – 6.  Tickets are available at www.newportjazzfest.org. “We

Newport Jazz Festival Assembly Continues to Bring Music to Local Elementary Schools

Following a special performance at the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County and a concert at Clayville Elementary School last week, Newport Jazz Festival Assembly – a performance series presented by Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.  that brings music to elementary schools throughout Rhode Island – continues its Winter/Spring Tour February 9 – March 29.

A Conversation with George Wein: ‘I’ve lived my own life on my own terms’ (Part 4)

Respect, not only for George Wein and what he’s accomplished, but mainly for jazz and the jazz musicians. That’s was George Wein hopes he’s achieving through his festivals. In this, part four of this five-part series, ‘A Conversation with George Wein,’ we learn about earning respect and trust, about the rise of young musicians, and

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