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Second Wave of Artists Announced for 2018 Newport Jazz Festival

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

 

Grace Kelly

The second wave of artists for the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival has been announced.

"This Second Wave of artists is so indicative of the exciting direction we're building towards with this year's Newport Jazz lineup - artists like BADBADNOTGOOD and Grace Kelly represent the innovative spirit that is alive and well in jazz, while Tony Allen and The DIVA Jazz Orchestra prove Newport is THE place for the top jazz talent. Add to that, the double dose of Pat Metheny and José James, who both will perform Friday night at the Casino and Saturday at the Fort, this is shaping up to be a lineup for the ages,”  said Jay Sweet, Executive Producer of Newport Festivals Foundation.

The second wave lineup is as follows:

Friday, August 3 | Fort Adams State Park

BADBADNOTGOOD
The DIVA Jazz Orchestra
Tony Allen

 

Saturday, August 4 | Fort Adams State Park

PAT METHENY with Antonio Sanchez, Linda May Han Oh & Gwilym Simcock
Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers
Trio 3 (Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille)
Grace Kelly
Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves

 

Sunday, August 5 | Fort Adams State Park

Ambrose Akinmusire's Origami Harvest
Black Art Jazz Collective
Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
Nate Smith + KINFOLK

 

Newport Jazz Festival

The 2018 Newport Jazz Festival will run from August 3 to August 5 at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Tickets are on sale now.

Click here for more information.

 

2017 Newport Jazz Festival - Friday Highlights

The 2017 Newport Jazz Festival kicked of its weekend of smooth music at Fort Adams State Park yesterday. 

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Workshop Ensemble

Jimmy Greene Quartet

Amir Elsaffar's Of Sound Orchestra

Naturally 7

One For All

George Burton Quintet

Cecile McLorin Salvant

Evan Christopher Clarinet Road and New Orleans Brass

Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith

Maceo Parker

Leslie Odom, Jr.

Christian Sands Quartet

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones

Joey DeFrancesco + The People

Rodriguez Brothers

Rhiannon Giddens

Trombone Shorty

Photos courtesy of Rick Farrell, Mojo Photography

 
 

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