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2007 JVC Jazz Festival-Newport
(Published: April 27, 2007)

2007 JVC Jazz Festival-Newport

George Wein and The Festival Network today announced a stellar lineup for this year's edition of the JVC Jazz Festival-Newport. This year's festival will pay tribute to the legends who made this festival so celebrated while also showcasing today's amazing stars on multiple stages August 10 - 12. Tickets will go on sale at 10 am on Wednesday, April 25.

The popular Friday night program [August 10] at the International Tennis Hall of Fame's Newport Casino will feature Newport '57: The Legacy of Ella, Billie and Basie with the internationally renown jazz singer Dianne Reeves and her band and The Count Basie Orchestra with Special Guest Nnenna Freelon. The Casino is the location of the very first Newport Jazz Festival where the champagne and martinis are again sure to flow.

The festival moves seaside to gorgeous Fort Adams State Park for two full days and this year's festival features something for everyone--a glorious mix of straight ahead, traditional and contemporary jazz, rhythm & blues, blues, funk, Latin jazz and Brazilian jazz.

On Saturday, August 11, the program on the JVC Jazz Stage will feature: Branford Marsalis Quartet, Marcus Miller Band, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Zap Mama, Bruce Hornsby with Jack DeJohnette & Christian McBride and Joshua Redman Trio. The Pavilion Stage is where jazz fans will hear Chico Hamilton & Euphoria, The Brubeck Brothers Quartet, Monk Legacy Septet: A 90th Birthday Celebration with Ben Riley, Don Sickler, Bruce Williams, Wayne Escoffery, Jay Brandford, Freddie Bryant & Kiyoshi Kitagawa, Gunther Schuller conducts the Mingus Orchestra, and Kenny Werner Quintet with David Sanchez, Randy Brecker, Scott Colley & Antonio Sanchez. The smaller, but critic-pleasing Waterside Stage will have several treats: Roswell Rudd Quartet with Lafayette Harris, Brad Jones & Sunny Kim, pianist Abdullah Ibrahim performing solo and Anat Cohen Quartet.

Sunday's program on August 12 will add a good deal of blues and rhythm & blues to the day's musical plate. The JVC Jazz Stage will be highlighted by B.B. King, Etta James & The Roots Band, Al Green, Paquito D'Rivera's Panamericana Ensemble, Newport '57 Revisited: The Legacy of Dizzy Gillespie, Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band featuring Slide Hampton, Roberta Gambarini, James Moody, Jimmy Heath, Roy Hargrove, Claudio Roditi, Antonio Hart, Mark Gross, Frank Basile, Frank Greene, Greg Gisbert, Steve Davis, Jason Jackson, Jay Ashby, Doug Purviance, Roy Assaf, John Lee & Dennis Mackrel.

If that doesn't knock everyone's socks off, there is also Sunday's Pavilion Stage with Luciana Souza - The New Bossa Nova, Ron Carter, Russell Malone & Mulgrew Miller, Jon Faddis' Teranga and The Music Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk featuring Steve Turre with Vincent Herring, Billy Harper, Dion Parson and others.

Also on Sunday, August 12, the Waterside Stage will showcase Ben Allison Quartet with Jeff Ballard, Steve Cardenas & Ron Horton, Portrait of Bill Evans featuring Eliane Elias, Marc Johnson & Billy Hart, Brazilian Nights: The Music of Getz & Jobim featuring Harry Allen with Trio da Paz: Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta & Duduka da Fonseca and Donald Harrison Quintet featuring Christian Scott with Esperanza Spalding, John Lampkin & Victor Gould.

More Information: http://www.festivalproductions.net/index.php

Submitted By: jazzears

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