There’s plenty to please the jazz fan in everyone as Newport Jazz Festival releases its daily lineups listing Pat Metheny, Kurt Elling, Jack DeJohnette and Dianne Reeves among the artists descending on the Rhode Island town this summer.
The logistics are the same with this year’s Newport Jazz launching at the International Tennis Hall Of Fame at the Newport Casino Friday night, Aug. 3 then moving to Fort Adams State Park for Aug. 4 & 5.
Although Newport Jazz founder George Wein hasn’t yet named the acts appearing at the Int’l Tennis Hall Of Fame, the list for the weekend at Fort Adams is pretty extensive.
Saturday, Aug. 4 (artist listings are random and do not reflect order of appearance)
Jack DeJohnette Group
Pedrito Martinez Group
John Ellis & Double-Wide
Pat Metheny Unity Band with Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez and Ben Williams
3 Clarinets: Ken Peplowski, Evan Christopher and Anat Cohen
Bill Frisell – “John Lennon Songbook”
A presale begins Aug. 14 and tickets go on sale to the general public March 15. Visit NewportJazzFest.net for more information.