2014 Newport Jazz Festival Lineup | Featured Artists Include Bobby McFerrin And Trombone Shorty

2014 Newport Jazz Festival Lineup Announcement

NEWPORT, RI, January 21,2014 - 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 greatest 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 MarsalisBobby McFerrin spirityouallTrombone ShortyDee Dee BridgewaterRobert GlasperDr. JohnDarcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Cécile McLorin SalvantGary Burton, Gregory Porter, Jon BatisteDave Holland, John Zorn, Miguel Zenón, The CookersSnarky Puppy and more.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, January 23, at 10:00 am at www.newportjazzfest.org.

“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. Festival-goers 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
  • University of Rhode Island Newport Jazz 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

TICKET INFORMATION 

Tickets for the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management go on sale worldwideThursday, January 23, at 10:00 am at www.newportjazzfest.org, 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 http://www.tennisfame.com/Jazz_Cocktails.

THE Jazz Club tickets are $350 per day. For more details, visit ww.newportjazzfest.org

Tickets for seating in the Center Reserved Section for Fort Adams concerts are available for $125.00 per day.  Regular reserved seating is $95.00.

Single-day General Admission tickets for Saturday and Sunday events at Fort Adams will be $74.00 per day beginning February 1, but are $ 55.00 now until January 31. These tickets will be $84.00 at the gate, if available.  Two-day passes are $ 110.00 now and will be $ 135.00 on Feb 1.  A limited number of Three-Day passes (for Friday – Sunday events at Fort Adams) are available now for $ 155.  Student tickets are $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.

Single-day general admission tickets for all Fort Adams events can also be purchased in person at the Newport Visitors Information Center, located at 23 America’s Cup Avenue.  Special discount tickets priced at $55.00 are available while supplies last.  Log on to www.discovernewport.org for office hours and information. No service charges apply.

Parking passes are also available on-line for $12.00.  Service charges apply to all tickets purchased on-line or by phone.

Tickets can be purchased in person at a later date at the Festival office located at 770 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown.  For office hours, general information, craft vendor information or to leave a message for festival staff, call the festival hotline at (401) 848-5055.  For more information, visit to www.newportjazzfest.org orwww.newportfestivalsfoundation.org.

BUS TRIPS

For music lovers who want to visit the Newport Jazz Festival for one day, WBGO Travel is offering Day Trips. Luxury buses will depart from Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey and Boston. Information for specific bus locations will be confirmed soon. For tickets and more information, log on to wbgo.org/travel.

FESTIVAL PARTNERS

In addition to the Festival’s presenting sponsor, Natixis Global Asset Management, support comes from Doris Duke Charitable FoundationAlex and Ani, Rhode Island Foundation, Louis JadotNPR Music and WBGO Jazz 88.3FM. The Preferred Hotels of the Festival are Hotel VikingMarriott NewportOceanCliff and The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina. Media supporters are DownBeat and JazzTimes magazines.

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