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George Wein Announces Lineup For 2016 Newport Jazz Festival

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George Wein Announces Lineup for 2016 Newport Jazz FestivalSet for July 29- 31, Including Three Full Days of Performances by Some of the World's Greatest Established and Emerging Artists

Performers Include Chick Corea, Gregory Porter, Angélique Kidjo, Robert Glasper, Charles Lloyd, Kamasi Washington, Django Festival All Stars, Galactic, John Scofield/Joe Lovano, JoséJames, Steve Coleman, Darcy James Argue, Mary Halvorson, Monty Alexander, Kneebody, Kenny Barron, The Bad Plus, Christian Scott and Many More

Tickets Go On Sale Thursday, January 21, 10:00 am

With last year's highly-celebrated festival behind him, George Wein, Festival producer and chairman of the Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., today announced the lineup for the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, which will again take place in Newport, RI, July 29- 31 at historic Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, January 21, at 10:00 am at newportjazzfest.org.

This year's festival includes a wide variety of jazz, “from ragtime piano to the most progressive innovations from the minds of today's young musicians, “ says Wein, who has produced the festival since its inception in 1954. “The Newport Jazz Festival is quite different from other jazz festivals around the world. With multiple stages of music each day, we are able to present a panoply of the world of jazz. Having the opportunity to utilize the creativity of more than 50 different artists means that we can present every style of jazz."

The 2016 edition of America's first annual jazz fest will feature 22-time Grammy-winning jazz composer Chick Corea, celebrating his 75th birthday at both the Tennis Hall of Fame and Fort Adams. Also doing double duty are Grammy-winning vocalist Gregory Porter and saxophonist Kamasi Washington, in his festival debut. Others making their debut appearances are the New Orleans' seminal funk band Galactic, vocalist Tierney Sutton, the brass quartet The Westerlies, The Hot Sardines; the supergroup Potter, Holland, Loueke & Harland; and pianists Rossano Sportiello, Kris Davis and Terry Waldo.

Among the more than 50 musicians/bands appearing are Angélique Kidjo; John Scofield/Joe Lovano Quartet; Darcy James Argue's Secret Society; Charles Lloyd New Quartet; Robert Glasper Experiment; Django Festival All Stars; Kenny Barron Trio; Yosvany Terry Quintet; Toshiko Akiyoshi; Steve Coleman and Five Elements; Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Presents Stretch Music; José James; Kneebody and many others.

Leading new ensembles or presenting new projects are Eric Revis Parallax; The Bad Plus performs Ornette Coleman's landmark 1972 album Science Fiction; Monty Alexander Harlem-Kingston Express; Edmar Castañeda World Ensemble; Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9; Stefon Harris Sonic Creed; Dave Liebman Expansions Group and Anat Cohen's Clarinet Re-Imagined.

Along with jazz superstars and Grammy winners galore, emerging artists will also have the chance to participate at the festival, particularly on Friday at Fort Adams. New compositions funded with support from the George Wein/Doris Duke Artistic Programming Fund will be presented by Peter Apfelbaum's Sparkler, Tyshawn Sorey & Alloy, Sullivan Fortner Quartet and Ben Williams & Sound Effect. Students from around New England will be well represented with appearances by the URI Big Band, various Berklee College of Music bands and the all-state bands from Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In addition, the festival welcomes a recipient of The ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards.

Newport Festivals Foundation will again host THE Jazz Club, a special experience offered on Saturday and Sunday at Fort Adams. The option includes special seating, reserved parking, tented lounge access, upgraded restroom facilities and a Festival poster.

The lineup for the Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management is as follows:

Friday, July 29, 2016 8:00 pm
International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

Gregory Porter: Gregory Porter, Chip Crawford, Emanuel Harrold, Jahmal Nichols
Chick Corea Trilogy: Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Brian Blade

Friday, July 29, 2016, 11:00 am- 6:30pm
Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI 02840

Galactic; Kamasi Washington; Kneebody: Adam Benjamin, Shane Endsley, Kaveh Rastegar, Ben Wendel, Nate Wood; Peter Apfelbaum's Sparkler: Peter Apfelbaum, Natalie Cressman, Jill Ryan, Will Bernard, Kyle Sanna, Charlie Ferguson; Tierney Sutton: “After Blue" The Joni Mitchell Project: Tierney Sutton, Mark Summer, Serge Merlaud; Steve Coleman and Five Elements: Steve Coleman, Jonathan Finlayson, Maria Grand, Miles Okazaki, Anthony Tidd, Sean Rickman; Tyshawn Sorey & Alloy: Tyshawn Sorey, Corey Smythe, Chris Tordini; Sullivan Fortner Quartet: Sullivan Fortner, Tivon Pennicott, Aidan Carroll, Joe Dyson; Eric Revis Parallax: Eric Revis, Ken Vandermark, Kris Davis, Nasheet Waits; URI Newport Big Band, Under the Direction of Jared Sims; And More...

Saturday, July 30, 2016, 11:00 am- 7:00 pm Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport,
RI 02840

Chick Corea Trilogy: Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Brian Blade; Gregory Porter: Gregory Porter, Chip Crawford, Emanuel Harrold, Jahmal Nichols; Angelique Kidjo: Angelique Kidjo, Dominic James, Magatte Sow, Benjamin Zwerin, Yayo Serka; The Bad Plus performs Ornette Coleman's SCIENCE FICTION: Reid Anderson, Ethan Iverson, David King, Tim Berne, Ron Miles, Sam Newsome, Ron Miles; Darcy James Argue's Secret Society; John Scofield/Joe Lovano Quartet: John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Ben Street, Bill Stewart; Monty Alexander Harlem-Kingston Express: Monty Alexander, Hassan Shakur, Obed Calvaire, Andy Bassford, Joshua Thomas, Karl Wright; Edmar Castañeda World Ensemble: Edmar Castañeda, Andrea Tierra, Grégoire Maret, Itai Kriss, Marshall Gilkes, Shlomi Cohen, Pablo Vergara, David Silliman, Rodrigo Villalon Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9: Henry Butler, Steven Bernstein, Curtis Fowlkes, Charlie Burnham, Doug Wieselman, Peter Apfelbaum, Erik Lawrence, Matt Munisteri, Brad Jones, Donald Edwards The Hot Sardines: Miz Elizabeth, Evan “Bibs" Palazzo, “Fast Eddy" Francisco, Jason Prover, Mike Sailors, Nick Myers, Evan “Sugar" Crane, Alex Raderman; Stefon Harris Sonic Creed: Stefon Harris, James Francies, Elena Pinderhughes, Mike Moreno, Joshua Crumbly, Jonathan Pinson; Dave Liebman Expansions Group: Dave Liebman, Matt Vashlishan, Bobby Avey, Tony Marino, Alex Ritz; Henry Butler (solo piano); Kris Davis (solo piano); Mary Halvorson (solo guitar); Terry Waldo (solo piano); The ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Recipient; RI Music Educators Association Sr. All-State Jazz Ensemble; And More...

Saturday, July 30, 2016, 7:30 pm
Location TBD
Newport Festivals Foundation Fundraiser/Gala

Sunday, July 31, 2016, 11:00 am- 7:00 pm
Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI 02840

Charles Lloyd New Quartet: Charles Lloyd, Jason Moran, Rueben Rogers, Eric Harland; José James: José James, Takeshi Obayashi, Solomon Dorsey, Nate Smith; Potter, Holland, Loueke & Harland: Chris Potter, Dave Holland, Lionel Loueke, Eric Harland; Robert Glasper Experiment; Anat Cohen's Clarinet Re-Imagined; Kamasi Washington; Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Presents Stretch Music; Django Festival All Stars: Samson Schmitt, Ludovic Beier, Pierre Blanchard, DouDou Cuillerier, Brian Torff; Kenny Barron Trio: Kenny Barron, Kiyoshi Kitagawa, Johnathan Blake; Yosvany Terry Quintet: Yosvany Terry, Michael Rodriguez, Osmany Paredes, Yunior Terry, Obed Calvaire; Ben Williams & Sound Effect: Ben Williams, Gilad Hekselman, Christian Sands; Toshiko Akiyoshi (solo piano); Rossano Sportiello (solo piano); The Westerlies: Riley Mulherkar, Zubin Hensler, Andy Clausen, Willem de Koch; MA Music Educators Association All-State Jazz Band; And More ...

Stay tuned to social media for more announcements on an on-going basis.

Artists Subject to Change

* Including a new composition funded with support from the George Wein/Doris Duke Artistic Programming Fund

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management go on sale worldwide Thursday, January 21, at 10:00 am. Details at newportjazzfest.org. Service charges apply to all tickets purchased on-line or by phone. For information regarding pre-sales and special offers subscribe to the newsletter on the festival web site or follow us on social media.

General Admission tickets for the Friday, July 29, daytime event at Fort Adams are $45.00 for adults and $20.00 for high school students older than 15 and college students with valid ID. Students must use the Student gate and present valid ID to enter the festival. Offer valid for eligible students while supplies last. Children's tickets are $15.00 for children aged 3- 15.

Flex tickets, which are good any day at Fort Adams events, are still available for a limited time on-line and at the Newport Visitor's Center. Offer ends January 21 at 10:00 am.

Single-day General Admission tickets (no chairs provided) for Saturday and Sunday events at Fort Adams are $60.00 now until January 31, but will be $79.00 per day beginning February 1. These tickets will be $89.00 at the gate, if available. Two- day passes (for Saturday and Sunday) are $120.00 now and will be $145.00 on Feb 1. A limited number of Three-Day passes (for Friday- Sunday events at Fort Adams) are available now for $155.00. Student tickets are $20.00 per day for high school students older than 15 and college students with valid ID. Students must use the Student gate and present valid ID to enter the festival. Offer valid for eligible students while supplies last. Children's tickets are $15.00 for children aged 3- 15. Reserved Seating is available for the Saturday and Sunday events at Fort Adams. Tickets for the Center Reserved Section are $125.00 per day. Regular reserved seating is $95.00.

Tickets for THE Jazz Club, a premium experience offered on Saturday and Sunday, are $375.00 per day. For more details, visit newportjazzfest.org.

General admission tickets for all Fort Adams events can also be purchased in person at the Newport Visitors Information Center, located at 23 America's Cup Avenue. Log on to discovernewport.org for office hours and information. No service charges apply.

Flex tickets, which are good any day at Fort Adams events, are still available for a limited time on-line and at the Newport Visitor's Center.

Parking passes are also available on-line. Advance prices range from $12.00- $15.00.

Service charges apply to all tickets purchased on-line or by phone.

Tickets for the Friday, July 29, 8:00 pm concert at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino are still available. Prices range from $45.00- $100.00. All seats reserved. There is no child or student pricing for the evening event. The Opening Night Cocktail Party, a Newport summer tradition, kicks off the evening from 6:30 pm. Tickets are $75.00. Price includes open bar and hors d'oeuvres. Party attendees must have a ticket to the Newport Jazz Festival concert. Tickets are available at newportjazzfest.org.

Tickets can be purchased in person at a later date at the Festival office located at 770 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown.

WEEKEND AND DAY TRIPS

Newport Jazz Festival's official travel partner, WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM is offering an exclusive Weekend Package for festival fans. For music lovers who want to visit the Newport Jazz Festival for one day, WBGO Travel is offering Day Trips on luxury buses, which will depart from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Newark, NJ and Boston, MA. Information for specific bus locations will be confirmed soon. For tickets and more information, log on to WBGO.org/events.

This story appears courtesy of Carolyn McClair Public Relations.
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