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Newport Jazz Festival Announces Lineup

Published: 2012-03-14
Pat Metheny The Newport Jazz Festival will be anchored this year by the guitarist Pat Metheny, the drummer Jack DeJohnette and the vocalist Kurt Elling, among dozens of other acts, George Wein, a festival founder, announced on Tuesday.

Mr. Wein said he wanted to present not just veterans but also younger musicians who represent currents in contemporary jazz. These will include the saxophonist Miguel Zenon, the pianist Jason Moran, the trumpet player Ambrose Akinmusire, the composer Darcy James Argue and the drummer Dafnis Prieto.

First held in 1954, the festival has long been an important yearly showcase of top jazz stars. This year's festival will start on Aug. 3 in the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino in Newport, R. I. Outdoor concerts will be held in Fort Adams State Park on Aug. 4 and 5. Tickets go on sale on Thursday.


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