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October 20, 2018

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On This Day In Newport History: July 17, 1954 – First Newport Jazz Festival Held

Photo of 1954 Newport Jazz Festival via Newport Jazz Festival The first Newport Jazz Festival, known as the First Annual American Jazz Festival, was held on July 17th and July 18th, 1954 at the Newport Casino. The two day event featured academic panel discussions and live music performances from Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lee Konitz,

Local Artists, Businesses and Organizations Invited to Participate in 2017 Newport Bridgefest

Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.invites local artists, clubs, restaurants, theaters, museums and other organizations to participate in Bridgefest® 2017, the annual celebration of Jazz, Folk and Newport’s rich musical community. Bridging the gap between the iconic Newport Folk Festival® and Newport Jazz Festival®, the series of events – including concerts, films, educational programs and music-related activities

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Newport Festivals Foundation Set to Host Free Family Friendly Concert on July 29

Join Newport Festivals Foundation from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29th for their 3rd Annual Family Concert on the Parade Field inside Fort Adams State Park! Guests  will enjoy hearing the sounds of folk music with Guy Davis with Mark Murphy and jazz with Eli Yamin Trio. In addition to the great music, face painting,

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Rhode Island Foundation Helps Underwrite 3rd Day at Newport Jazz Festival

The Newport Festivals Foundation Inc. has announced that it has received a $40,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation to help underwrite the third day of music featuring emerging artists and future icons at the historic Newport Jazz Festival on Friday, July 31, at Fort Adams State Park. A grant from the Rhode Island Foundation,the largest

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Natixis Global Asset Management to Celebrate Its Jazz Ambassador Project during 2015 Newport Jazz Festival

Natixis Global Asset Management will revel in the power of jazz with music lovers of all ages during the legendary Newport Jazz Festival this July 31 to August 2. During the event, featuring three days of jazz on four different stages at beautiful Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island, Natixis will partner with

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Jon Batiste, Future CBS Late Night Bandleader, Will Perform at Newport Folk and Jazz Festival

Jon Batiste is on a roll. The phenomenally talented, multi-instrumentalist and future CBS Late Night bandleader will have a huge presence in Newport this summer with four Newport Festivals Foundation concerts in a week. Along the way, he and his band, Stay Human, will make history. On Sunday, July 26, Batiste and Stay Human (alto

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Newport Jazz Festival Introduces Mobile App, Releases 2015 Schedule

The 2015 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management is introducing a new mobile app just in time for the 61st celebration of America’s first annual jazz festival. The official festival companion app, which is now live, includes performance schedules, customizable schedule, artist profiles and a festival map. To download the app to