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2019 Newport Jazz Festival® Announces Wave 3 of Artists
(Published: April 03, 2019)

NEWPORT, RI, April 2 - The 2019 Newport Jazz Festival® presented by Natixis Investment Managers, set for August 2 - 4 at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino, gets hipper and hotter as new artists are announced, and today's Wave 3 announcement is definitely hip and hot.

Wave 3 artists include Common, A special performance by Herbie Hancock with Christian McBride and Vinnie Colaiuta, Tank and the Bangas, Ralph Peterson and the Messenger Legacy, Gary Bartz ANOTHER EARTH 50-Year Anniversary featuring Ravi Coltrane (produced by Revive Music), Kandace Springs, Women of the World, James Francies' Flight, The Royal Bopsters featuring Sheila Jordan, Lauren Sevian/Helen Sung Duo, Marika Hughes-The New String Quartet, Brandon Goldberg Trio, Matana Roberts, Brian Marsella, Eric Wurzelbacher Quartet, Ben Morris Quintet, Alexander Heffner, Host of The Open Mind on PBS, Maxine Gordon, Berklee Global Jazz Institute Workshop, University of Rhode Island Jazz Big Band and Rhode Island Music Educators Association Band.

"I am thrilled about these newly-announced artists, as well as the entire lineup," said Jay Sweet, Executive Producer of Newport Festivals Foundation. "Among my favorites are Common, the multi-Grammy, Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winning superstar ... Tank and the Bangas, who were a huge hit at last year's Newport Folk Festival ... a special performance by Artist-in-Residence Herbie Hancock with our Artistic Director Christian McBride and Vinnie Colaiuta ... the soulful Kandace Springs ... a dynamic band celebrating the legacy of the legendary Art Blakey ... and Eric Wurzelbacher, the talented son of the owner of our long-time staging company. Wow!"

Showcasing more than 60 individual Jazz ensembles, the Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Investment Managers will offer music on four stages, including the Fort, Quad, Harbor stages and Storyville, the intimate venue located in the Newport Festivals Museum.

To date, the 2019 Newport Jazz Festival Presented by Natixis Investment Managers features:

Friday, August 2, 2019, 11:00 am - Fort Adams State Park: Herbie Hancock | Thundercat | Corinne Bailey Rae | The Bad Plus | Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen | Gary Bartz ANOTHER EARTH 50-Year Anniversary featuring Ravi Coltrane Produced by Revive Music | Kandace Springs | Women of the World | Spanish Harlem Orchestra | Darcy James Argue's Secret Society | Billy Hart Quartet with Ethan Iverson, Mark Turner, Ben Street | Tia Fuller's "Diamond Cut" | DOMi & JD Beck | The Dayna Stephens Group | Mwenso & the Shakes | Alphonso Horne and the Gotham Kings | Tom Oren | Ben Morris Quintet (ASCAP Winner) | Mark Stryker: "Jazz from Detroit" | Berklee Global Jazz Institute Workshop

Friday, August 2, 2019, 8:00 pm - International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino:
Jon Batiste & Friends

Saturday, August 3, 2019, 11:00 am - Fort Adams State Park: Kamasi Washington | A Special Performance by Herbie Hancock with Christian McBride and Vinnie Colaiuta | Dianne Reeves with Peter Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal & Terreon Gully | Dee Dee Bridgewater and The Memphis Soulphony | Buika | The Ron Carter Trio | Makaya McCraven | Ravi Coltrane/David Virelles | Ghost-Note | Ralph Peterson and the Messenger Legacy | James Francies' Flight | Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller's Parlour Game | Joel Ross ‘Good Vibes' | Hailu Mergia | The Royal Bopsters featuring Sheila Jordan | Laurin Talese | Brandon Goldberg Trio | Brian Marsella | Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon by Maxine Gordon (University of California Press)
| University of Rhode Island Jazz Big Band

Sunday, August 4, 2019, 11:00 am - Fort Adams State Park: Common | Tank and the Bangas | Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective | PJ Morton | Sons of Kemet | Cécile McLorin Salvant | ELEW | Marcus Strickland Twi-Life featuring Smithsoneon | Christian Sands - 3 Piano Erroll Garner Tribute! featuring Helen Sung & Tadataka Unno | Dafnis Prieto Big Band | Aaron Diehl | IN COMMON: Walter Smith III, Matt Stevens, Joel Ross, Harish Raghavan & Kendrick Scott | Camila Meza & The Nectar Orchestra | Sammy Miller and The Congregation | Lauren Sevian/Helen Sung Duo | Marika Hughes - The New String Quartet | Matana Roberts | Eric Wurzelbacher Quartet | Alexander Heffner, Host of The Open Mind on PBS | Rhode Island Music Educators Association Band

Natixis Investment Managers, the Presenting Sponsor of the 2019 Newport Jazz Festival, sponsors programs that help enrich the lives of individuals and preserve the cultural experience for future generations through music. In addition to Natixis Investment Managers, the Newport Jazz Festival also receives generous support from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Eventbrite and WBGO/Jazz88.3 FM, Newport Jazz Festival's official travel partner.

TICKETS: All Newport Jazz Festival single-day and multi-day tickets for concerts at Fort Adams and the International Tennis Hall of the Fame at the Newport Casino are on sale now at www.newportjazz.org. Service charges apply to all tickets purchased on-line or by phone.  General Admission tickets for all Fort Adams events are available in person at the Newport Visitors Information Center, located at 23 Americas Cup Avenue. Log on to www.discovernewport.org for office hours and information. Local discounts offered. No service charges apply.

For information regarding pre-sales and special offers, subscribe to the newsletter on the Festival website or follow the event on social media.  

For more information, visit www.newportjazz.org.

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Newport Festivals Foundation fosters the legacy and expands the impact of its Festivals through educational initiatives that celebrate innovation while preserving the deep traditions inherent in Jazz and Folk music. The Foundation's goal is to offer opportunity, inspire through exposure and facilitate the collection of resources needed for musicians to celebrate and innovate. The focus on creating unique experiences to spark engagement is accomplished through a variety of initiatives, including instrument donations and performances at schools throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. For more information, please visit www.newportfestivals.org.

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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 reserve

Kandace pictured here

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

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