Wynton Marsalis, Michael Feinstein, Esperanza Spalding, Angelique Kidjo and Joshua Redman are just a few of the artists appearing at this year’s Newport Jazz Festival, Aug. 5-7.
CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, R.I.
August 8, 2010
As in the past, the Newport Festivals Foundation Gala is scheduled during the week leading into the festival. Taking place at the Rosecliff in Newport Aug. 4, the event will be hosted by Bill Cosby and feature artists from the festival. The gala’s guest of honor will be Pete Seeger.
The festival begins Aug. 5 with an evening at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino featuring Michael Feinstein along with special guest Joe Negri plus Wynton Marsalis.
The first full day of Newport fun at Fort Adams begins at 11:30 a.m. and runs until 7 p.m. with the lineup including Wynton Marsalis, Esperanza Spalding & Friends I, Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band, Al Di Meola World Sinfonia, Michel Camilo “Mano a Mano” with Giovanni Hidalgo and Charles Flores, Hiromi, Mujeres De Agua by Javier Limon Featuring Buika, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Regina Carter’s Reverse Thread, Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Joey DeFrancesco Trio, Grace Kelly with special guest Phil Woods, Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet, Mostly Other People Do The Killing and the New Black Eagle Jazz Band.
Bovard Auditorium, Los Angeles, Calif.
February 26, 2011
Sunday, Aug. 7 also runs 11:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. and sports a lineup featuring Esperanza Spalding & Friends II, Angelique Kidjo, James Farm with Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Matt Penman & Eric Harland, Hiromi: The Trio Project, Charles Lloyd with guest Zakir Hussain, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Mingus Big Band, Ravi Coltrane Quartet, Randy Weston’s African Rhythms Trio, Miguel Zenon’s Alma Adentro with conductor/arranger Guillermo Klein, John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble with guest Uri Caine, Avishai Cohen’s Triveni with guest Anat Cohen, Apex, Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green and The Brubeck Brothers.
John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Va.
November 19, 2010
Tickets go on sale March 25 at 10 a.m. EDT. Visit NewportJazzFest.net for more information.