60th Anniversary Newport Jazz Festival Line-up Announced Today

Fulfilling the mission of the Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., the 60th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival, now presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, will present three full days of music – with an entire day dedicated to emerging artists – that give an exciting look at the future of jazz, including more than 40 performances by some of the world's finest established and emerging jazz artists, it was announced today by George Wein.

Set for August 1 – 3, 2014, the Festival will feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin spirityouall, Trombone Shorty, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Robert Glasper, Dr. John, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Gary Burton, Gregory Porter, Jon Batiste, Dave Holland, John Zorn, Miguel Zenón, The Cookers, Snarky Puppy and more.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, January 23, at 10:00 am at

"We are thrilled to open the Festival on Friday with an entire day of musicians who have emerged on the scene with distinctive stories to tell through their music, " said Wein, who has produced the Festival since its beginning in 1954. "We're not just selling these artists, we might be selling the future of jazz. In fact, the only reason for me to be in the Festival business at this point in my life is because these musicians and others must be heard, " added Wein, now 88.

In addition, the Newport Jazz Festival will present a symposium at Fort Adams State Park. Curated by New York Times critic Nate Chinen, the symposium will discuss how jazz relates to popular culture in today's society, compared to when the festival began in 1954. It will feature internationally-known jazz aficionados and historians, including Henry Louis Gates.

Also, the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino will host the annual Friday evening concert, this year featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Dee Dee Bridgewater with a salute to Billie Holiday. After the Festival on Saturday, August 2, jazz lovers can play an additional role in helping to secure the future of jazz by supporting Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. at its annual fundraising gala at the famed Vanderbilt summer cottage, The Breakers, including an appearance by Marsalis and other Festival artists.

The Newport Festivals Foundation is also proud to introduce THE Jazz Club, a special experience offered on Saturday and Sunday at Fort Adams. The option includes special seating, reserved parking, tented lounge access, upgraded restroom facilities and a 60th anniversary poster.

The complete line-up for the Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management is as follows:

Friday, August 1, 2014, 8:00 pm
International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Dee Dee Bridgewater – To Billie with Love

Friday, August 1, 2014, 11:30 am – 6:00 pm
Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI 02840
Jon Batiste & Stay Human
John Zorn's Masada Marathon: Dave Douglas, Marc Ribot, Cyro Baptista, Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander, Ikue Mori, Greg Cohen, Joey Baron, Kenny Wollesen & many others
Miguel Zenón Big Band
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
Snarky Puppy
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Rudresh Mahanthappa – Charlie Parker Project, A World Premier
Amir ElSaffar Quintet with Ole Mathisen, John Escreet, Francois Moutin & Dan Weiss
Mostly Other People Do The Killing: Steve Bernstein, Jon Irabagon, Dave Taylor, Brandon Seabrook, Ron Stabinsky, Moppa Elliott & Kevin Shea
Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors
URI Newport Big Band

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI 02840
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Dave Holland Prism with Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn & Eric Harland
Gregory Porter
Robert Glasper Experiment
SF Jazz Collective: Miguel Zenón, Avishai Cohen, David Sanchez, Robin Eubanks, Warren Wolf, Edward Simon, Matt Penman & Obed Calvaire
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band with Jon Cowherd, Chris Thomas, Melvin Butler & Myron Walden
Pedrito Martinez Group featuring Ariacne Trujillo with Alvaro Benavides & Jhaire Sala
Dick Hyman, Howard Alden & Jay Leonhart
Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet
Newport Now 60 Band: Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Larry Grenadier & Clarence Penn
Umbria Jazz presents Stefano Bollani & Hamilton de Holanda
Symposium on Jazz
And More …

Sunday, August 3, 2014, 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI 02840
Bobby McFerrin spirityouall
David Sanborn & Joey DeFrancesco with Billy Hart & Warren Wolf
Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
Gary Burton New Quartet with Julian Lage, Scott Colley & Marcus Gilmore
Vijay Iyer Sextet with Graham Haynes, Mark Shim, Steve Lehman, Stephan Crump & Marcus Gilmore
Danilo Perez Panama 500 with Ben Street, Adam Cruz & Roman Diaz
Django Festival All-Stars featuring Samson Schmitt, Ludovic Beier, Pierre Blanchard, DouDou Cuillerier & Brian Torff
Ron Carter Trio with Russell Malone & Donald Vega
Lee Konitz Quartet with special guest Grace Kelly
Ravi Coltrane
The Cookers: Gary Bartz, Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, George Cables, Cecil McBee & Billy Hart
Mingus Big Band
The Brubeck Brothers
George Wein & Newport All-Stars with Anat Cohen, Howard Alden, Randy Brecker, Lew Tabackin, Jay Leonhart & Lewis Nash
And More …

*Schedule Subject to Change


Tickets for the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management go on sale worldwide Thursday, January 23, at 10:00 am at, by phone and by mail.  For information regarding pre-sales and special offers subscribe to the newsletter on the festival web site or follow us on social media.

Tickets for the Friday, August 1, daytime event at Fort Adams are $40.00 for adults and $20.00 for high school students older than 15 and college students with valid ID. Students must use the Student gate and present valid ID to enter the festival. Offer valid for eligible students while supplies last. Children's tickets are $ 15.00 for children aged 3 – 15.

Tickets for the Friday, August 1, 8:00 PM concert at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino are $ 40.00 – $100.00. All seats reserved. There is no child or student pricing for the evening event. The Opening Night Cocktail Party, a Newport summer tradition, kicks off the evening from 6:30 – 7:45 pm. This exclusive party welcomes a Hall of Fame members and $60.00 for non-members. Pricing includes open bar and hors d'oeuvres. Party attendees must have a ticket to the Newport Jazz Festival concert. To order Cocktail limited number of attendees for an evening of great music, food and beverages. Tickets are $55.00 for Tennis Party tickets, call (401) 324-4072 or go online at

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