Tickets go on sale Thursday, January 17, at 10:00 am at www.newportjazzfest.net.
Founded in 1954 as the first annual jazz festival in America, the Newport Jazz Festival continues the storied tradition on this year’s slate with Wayne Shorter’s 80th Birthday Celebration featuring the Wayne Shorter Quartet with Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade plus special guest Herbie Hancock; Chick Corea (fronting The Vigil Band); Eddie Palmieri (with his Salsa Orchestra); Roy Haynes (leading his Fountain of Youth Band); Joshua Redman; Michel Camilo; Terence Blanchard and others sharing the festival bill with rising stars Esperanza Spalding, Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper , Edmar Castañeda, Hiromi and Jon Batiste. Other highly anticipated performances include Natalie Cole on the same bill as her uncle Freddy Cole, a special guest of the Bill Charlap Trio; a set marking the 35th anniversary of New Orleans greats The Dirty Dozen Brass Band; Steve Coleman in three different projects; veteran Chicago vocalist Dee Alexander; and the Dizzy Gillespie™ Big Band under the direction of Paquito D’Rivera.
Following the opening night on Friday, August 2, at 8:00 pm featuring Natalie Cole and the Bill Charlap Trio with special guest Freddy Cole, at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino (194 Bellevue Avenue), the Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management features an exciting Saturday (August 3) lineup on three unique stages from 10:30 am – 7:00 pm at Fort Adams State Park (90 Fort Adams Drive). The roster includes Wayne Shorter’s 80th Birthday Celebration:
On Sunday, August 4, the music continues at Fort Adams at 10:30 am with Chick Corea & The Vigil with Christian McBride, Tim Garland, Marcus Gilmore and Charles Altura; Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra; Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band featuring Jaleel Shaw, Martin Bejerano and David Wong; Dizzy Gillespie™ Big Band under the direction of Paquito D’Rivera; Hiromi: The Trio Project with Anthony Jackson and Steve Smith; Joshua Redman Quartet; Jim Hall Quartet featuring Julian Lage; Jon Batiste & Stay Human; Dee Alexander: Songs That My Mother Loved; The Dirty Dozen Brass Band; Lew Tabackin Quartet with Randy Brecker, Peter Washington and Lewis Nash; Donny McCaslin Group; Steve Coleman Projects: Five Elements, Talea Ensemble and Duo with Tyshawn Sorey; and David Gilmore & Numerology featuring Claudia Acuña, Miguel Zenón, Luis Perdomo, Christian McBride, Jeff “Tain” Watts and Mino Cinelu.
In addition to presenting sponsor Natixis Global Asset Management – the holding company for a group of specialized investment management firms and the global asset management core business of Natixis – additional sponsorship support is provided by Alex and Ani, a positive energy, eco-conscious lifestyle brand, and Louis Jadot, America’s #1 French Wine.
Tickets for the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management go on sale worldwide Thursday, January 17, at 10:00 am at www.newportjazzfest.net, by phone and by mail. For more information, call the festival hotline at (401) 848-5055 or log on to www.newportfestivalsfoundation.org.