“Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60” Tour Band Celebrates Iconic RI Festival

“Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60” Tour Celebrates Iconic Rhode Island Festival in Montreal, Ottawa, Rochester, Saratoga and Newport in June and August
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NEWPORT, R.I. - June 20, 2014 - PRLog -- In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the world-renowned Newport Jazz Festival® (August 1-3, 2014), the “Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60” Tour sets out on the second leg of its journey with stops in Montreal and Ottawa in Canada as well as Rochester and Saratoga in New York and Newport, RI. Featuring clarinetist/saxophonist Anat Cohen, vocalist/pianist Karrin Allyson, bassist Larry Grenadier, pianist Peter Martin, guitarist Mark Whitfield, trumpeter Randy Brecker and drummer Clarence Penn, the band has been receiving rave reviews since it kicked off a 17-city tour on February 8 in Atlanta and wound down in St. Louis on March 30.

Tour dates include:

Thursday, June 26, 9:30 pm: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Festival International de Jazz de Montreal
Theatre Jean Duceppe - Place des Arts
175 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest

Friday, June 27, 7:00 pm: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
National Arts Centre Studio
53 Elgin Street

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 6:00 pm & 10:00 pm: Rochester, NY
Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival
Kilbourn Hall, Eastern School of Music
Main Street East

Sunday, June 29, 12:00 pm: Saratoga Springs, NY
Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival
108 Avenue of the Pines

Saturday, August 2, 10:30 am: Newport, RI
Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management
Fort Adams State Park
90 Harrison Avenue

The tour continues with more dates during July and August in North America and Europe..

This multi-gender, multi-national and multi-generational group of musicians was especially selected by festival founder/producer George Wein and with his long-time associates and the tour’s producers, Danny Melnick of Absolutely Live Entertainment, LLC and Darlene Chan of FestivalWest, Inc., to represent the incredible diversity of talent that the Newport Jazz Festival® has presented over the last six decades. (Melnick is also the associate producer of the Newport Jazz Festival®.)

“These musicians come from different parts of the country, different parts of the world and from different eras of jazz and they offer an excellent census of where the music has been, where it is and where it’s going, ” said Wein. “Together, they represent the festival’s 60-year goal: to bring the best and brightest jazz musicians to present musical experiences that fans will remember for a lifetime.”

The 60th Anniversary Newport Jazz Festival® presented by Natixis Global Asset Management will take place from August 1-3, 2014 in Newport, RI. More information on the festival can be found at www.newportjazzfest.org. The Newport Jazz Festival® is a production of Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.™, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation duly licensed.  All rights reserved.

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