NEWPORT, RI – Tune in to the Newport Jazz Festival You Tube Channel at http://bit.ly/14YDKsz to hear what some of this year’s artists have to say about jazz, their music and the festival as well as special 80th birthday greetings to Wayne Shorter. Sharing their excitement for performing at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Assessment Management are Robert Glasper, Jon Batiste, Bill Charlap, Edmar Castañeda and Andrea Tierra, David Gilmore, Ali Amr, Rez Abbasi and Donny McCaslin.
Produced by Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., the Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, is set for August 2 – 4 featuring Natalie Cole, Wayne Shorter with special guest Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Esperanza Spalding, Eddie Palmieri, Marcus Miller and many more.
For the complete line-up and more information, log on to newportjazzfest.org or call the Newport Festivals Foundation hotline at (401) 848-5055.
The Newport Festivals Foundation was founded by George Wein in 2011 to build and continue the legacies of the famed Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival. Under the auspices of the Foundation, the festivals present performers who respect and honor jazz and folk music traditions, and at the same time reflect the changes in today's musical trends. Through the establishment of partnerships with local high schools, colleges/universities and other organizations, the Foundation will present programs to educate young people about jazz and folk music as presented at the annual festivals.