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Newport Jazz Festival Unveils Part of 2017 Lineup

Thursday, January 19, 2017


The Newport Jazz Festival has unveiled the first wave of artists who will be performing at the 2017 festival. 

"This first wave of artists is just a taste of what you will find at Newport this year. The entire lineup reflects Christian McBride's contributions in his first year as Artistic Director of the Festival, and we're excited to present some old friends along with some new faces this year,” said producer and founder George Wein. 

The artists and the dates they will be performing are as follows: 


Friday, August 4

  • The Original Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant
  • Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith
  • One for All: Jim Rotondi, Steve Davis, Eric Alexander,
  • David Hazeltine, John Webber & Joe Farnsworth


Saturday, August 5

  • Snarky Puppy
  • Vijay Iyer Sextet
  • Dominick Farinacci
  • Antonio Sanchez & Migration


Sunday, August 6

  • Andra Day
  • Hudson: Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, John Medeski & Larry Grenadier
  • Sean Jones Quintet with Brian Hogans, Orrin Evans, Luques Curtis & Obed Calvaire


The 2017 Jazz Festival 

The 2017 festival is set to take place from Friday, August 4 to Sunday, August 6. 

The festival will show off over 50 individual jazz ensembles on four stages including performances at the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Fort Adams State Park. 

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, January 18. 

Click here for more information. 



2016 Newport Jazz Festival

Chick Corea

Chick Corea (Photo: Rick Farrell)

Norah Jones

Norah Jones (Photo: Rick Farrell)

Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington (Photo: Ken Abrams)

Joey Alexander

Joey Alexander (Photo: Rick Farrell)

Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo (Photo: Rick Farrell)

Nels Cline

Nels Cline (Photo: Ken Abrams)

Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter (Photo: Rick Farrell)

Lizz Wright

Lizz Wright (Photo: Rick Farrell)

Stefon Harris

Stefon Harris (Photo: Rick Farrell)

Bad Plus

Bad Plus (Photo: Rick Farrell)


Kneebody (Photo: Ken Abrams)

Christian Scott

Christian Scott (Photo: Rick Farrell)


Galactic (Photo: Rick Farrell)

Anat Cohen

Anat Cohen (Photo: Rick Farrell)

Charles Lloyd

Charles Lloyd New Quartet (Photo: Ken Abrams)

Edmar Castaneda

Edmar Castaneda World Ensemble (Photo: Rick Farrell)

Ben Williams

Ben Williams (Photo: Rick Farrell)

Hot Sardines

Hot Sardines (Photo: Rick Farrell)

Robert Glasper Experiment

Casey Benjamin of the Robert Glasper Experiment (Photo: Rick Farrell)

Monty Alexander

Monty Alexander (Photo: Rick Farrell)

Django Festival All Stars

Django Festival All Stars (Photo: Ken Abrams)

Heath Brothers

Heath Brothers (Photo: Rick Farrell)

Tierney Sutton

Tierney Sutton (Photo: Rick Farrell)

Yosvany Terry

Yosvany Terry Quintet (Photo: Rick Farrell)


John Scofield-Joe Lovano Quartet (Photo: Rick Farrell)

Dave Holland

Dave Holland (Photo: Rick Farrell)

Dave Liebman

Dave Liebman Expansions Group (Photo: Rick Farrell)

Patrice Quinn

Patrice Quinn, lead vocalist for Kamasi Washington (Photo: Ken Abrams)

Crowd Enjoying NJF

Crowds enjoying the Newport Jazz Festival (Photo: Rick Farrell)

Ft. Adams State Park

Fort Adams State Park (Photo: Rick Farrell)

George Wein

Festival Co-Founder George Wein (Photo: Rick Farrell)


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