Newport Jazz Festival Announces First Wave of Artists for 2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
The First Wave of artists includes Herbie Hancock, Corinne Bailey Rae, The Bad Plus, Buika, Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective, Sons of Kemet, Makaya McCraven, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Ravi Coltrane/David Virelles, ELEW, Marcus Strickland Twi-Life featuring Smithsoneon, Christian Sands – 3 Piano Erroll Garner Tribute! featuring Helen Sung and Tadataka Unno, Dafnis Prieto Big Band, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Sun Ra Arkestra, Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s Parlour Game, Joel Ross ‘Good Vibes,’ Tia Fuller’s “Diamond Cut,” Sammy Miller & The Congregation and Laurin Talese.
“We’re all excited about this year’s Festival, and this First Wave of artists is just a sample of the great musicians that will grace the four stages at Fort Adams. From the return of the legendary Herbie Hancock and Marshall Allen leading the Sun Ra Arkestra to the debuts of beat scientist Makaya McCraven, dynamic vocalist Buika and Shabaka Hutchings and his band Sons of Kemet, the Festival has something for everyone. Remember, Friday is just as happening as Saturday and Sunday! Herbie Hancock, Corinne Bailey Rae and more will perform on Friday, so grab three-day tickets if possible,” said Artistic Director Christian McBride.
The schedule is as follows:
Friday, August 2, 2019 – Fort Adams State Park
- Herbie Hancock
- Corinne Bailey Rae
- The Bad Plus
- Spanish Harlem Orchestra
- Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen
- Tia Fuller’s “Diamond Cut”
Saturday, August 3, 2019 – Fort Adams State Park
- Makaya McCraven
- Ravi Coltrane/David Virelles
- Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s Parlour Game
- Joel Ross ‘Good Vibes’
- Laurin Talese
Sunday, August 4, 2019 – Fort Adams State Park
- Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective
- Sons of Kemet
- Cécile McLorin Salvant
- Marcus Strickland Twi-Life featuring Smithsoneon
- Christian Sands – 3 Piano Erroll Garner Tribute! featuring Helen Sung & Tadataka Unno
- Dafnis Prieto Big Band
- Sammy Miller & The Congregation
2019 Newport Jazz Festival
2019 will mark the 65th edition of the Newport Jazz Festival.
The festival will take place from August 2 to August 4 at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
All tickets went on sale on Tuesday, February 12.
2018 Newport Jazz Festival - Sunday Highlights
The final day of the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival closed out the weekend with yet another lineup of superb performances Sunday at Newport’s Fort Adams State Park.