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Check Out New Music by Newport Jazz Festival Artists
(Published: June 26, 2017)

2017 Newport Jazz Festival® Artists Share New Music August 4 - 6

NEWPORT, June 26, 2017 -
As the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival® presented by Natixis Global Asset Management draws near, jazz fans are encouraged to take time to listen to some of the new music that artists will be performing August 4 - 6 at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino.

"Many of the artists we're presenting at the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival have released ground-breaking and important new albums this season," said Danny Melnick, Newport Jazz Festival Producer. "We encourage the audience to experience these artists live in Newport and to support them by purchasing their music."

Among the recent releases are:

Trombone Shorty - Parking Lot Symphony (Blue Note Records)
Rhiannon Giddens - Freedom Highway (Nonesuch Records)
Naturally Seven - Both Sides Now (Hidden Beach)
One for All - The Third Decade (Smoke Session Records)
Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke (ECM Records)
Geri Allen - Perfection [Murray, Allen, Carrington] (Motema Music)
Dominick Farinacci - Short Stories (Mack Avenue Records)
Uri Caine - Calibrated Thickness (816 Music)
The Roots - End Game
Jason Moran - Thanksgiving at the Vanguard (Yes Records)
Hudson - Hudson (Motema Music)
Evan Christopher - Bayou Chant & Other Textures (STR Digital Records)
Snarky Puppy - Culcha Vulcha (Ropeadope)
Bokanté - Strange Circles (GroundUp Music)
Leslie Odom, Jr. - Simply Christmas (S-Curve Records)
Christian Sands Quartet - REACH (Mack Avenue Records)
Joey DeFrancesco Quartet - Project Freedom (Mack Avenue Records)
George Burton Quintet - The Truth of What I Am > The Narcissist (Inner Circle Music)
Branford Marsalis Quartet - Upward Spiral (Okeh Records)
Benny Golson Quartet - Horizon Ahead (HighNote)
Cyrus Chestnut Trio - Natural Essence (HighNote)
Amir ElSaffar - Rivers of Sound (New Amsterdam Records)
Peter Evans - Lifeblood (More Is More)
Theo Croker - Escape Velocity (Okeh Records)
Orrin Evans - #knowingishalfthebattle (Smoke Session Records)

For more information and samples of the music, please visit www.newportjazz.org and click on the individual artist's pages on the Festival lineup.

The 2017 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management takes place August 4 - 6 at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino. Artists include The Roots; Béla Fleck & The Flecktones; Snarky Puppy; Andra Day; Leslie Odom, Jr.; Branford Marsalis Quartet; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; Rhiannon Giddens, Christian McBride Big Band with Special Guests; Cécile McLorin Salvant; Maria Schneider Orchestra; Hudson: Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski & John Scofield; Maceo Parker; Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith and many more. Stay tuned for additional information on festival artists in the coming weeks.

For the complete line-up, tickets and more information, visit www.newportjazz.org, call the Newport Festivals Foundation hotline at (401) 848-5055 or e-mail jazztickets@newportfestivals.org.

Natixis Global Asset Management is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival and sponsors programs that help enrich the lives of individuals and preserve the cultural experience for future generations through music.  

In addition to Natixis Global Asset Management, the Newport Jazz Festival also receives generous support from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, North Coast Brewing Company and Eventbrite. The festival's official travel partner is WBGO Jazz 88.3. Lodging partners are Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina, Newport Marriott and The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina.

Newport Festivals Foundation was founded by George Wein in 2010 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. The Educational Initiatives of the Foundation aim to foster opportunity, inspire through exposure and facilitate the collection of resources needed for musicians, emerging and established, to celebrate and innovate. For more information, please visit www.newportfestivalsfoundation.org.

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The 2017 Newport Jazz Festival®, Newport Folk Festival® and Bridgefest® are productions of Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation, duly licensed. All rights reserved.

More Information: http://www.newportjazz.org

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