Newport Jazz Festival Announces 3rd Part of 2017 Lineup
Friday, March 03, 2017
The third wave brings in well-known artists like The Roots, Philadelphia Experiment featuring Questlove and more.
"As this third wave of artists for the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival sweeps the shores of the Narragansett Bay, it feels like you might be in a tsunami; but you will not be drowning, you will be swimming in a sea of the finest traditional and contemporary jazz. Having already seen the first two waves, which includes Maceo Parker, Snarky Puppy and Andra Day, here is wave three,” said producer and founder George Wein.
Wein adds, by the way, we will be announcing a fourth wave of Newport Jazz artists in the next few weeks. Hold your breath."
The new auditions are as follows:
Friday, August 4
- *Naturally 7
- *Joey DeFrancesco + The People
- *Christian Sands Quartet with Gilad Hekselman,
- Yasushi Nakamura & Jerome Jennings
Saturday, August 5
- *Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding
- *Uri Caine Trio with Mark Helias & Clarence Penn
- *David Torkanowsky, solo piano
Sunday, August 6
- *The Roots
- *Philadelphia Experiment: Questlove, Christian McBride,
- Uri Caine
- *John Medeski, solo piano
The 2017 Jazz Festival
The 2017 festival is set to take place from Friday, August 4 to Sunday, August 6.
The festival will show off over 50 individual jazz ensembles on four stages including performances at the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Fort Adams State Park.
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