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2014 Newport Jazz Festival lineup announced

Trombone Shorty and others to play 60th Newport Jazz Festival

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin and Dr. John are among dozens of artists set to perform at a Rhode Island festival that's showcased a who's who of jazz stars since 1954.

The Newport Jazz Festival is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Festival creator George Wein announced this year's lineup on Tuesday.

The festival runs Aug. 1-3 and will include performances from Trombone Shorty, David Sanborn and Gregory Porter. It'll get started at Fort Adams State Park with up-and-coming jazz artists.

An opening night concert at the International Tennis Hall of Fame will feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Marsalis and Dee Dee Bridgewater with a salute to Billie Holiday. The festival continues at Fort Adams the next two days.

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everydayj January 22 2014 at 2:22 AM

Sounds Wonderful!.

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markruck January 22 2014 at 3:09 PM

It starts on August 1 and never ends. It's jazz, right?

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sawea January 22 2014 at 2:32 PM

is Milt Jackson still around? would like to hear him jam again. I miss PAUL DESMOUND.

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JJ JOHNSON January 22 2014 at 9:08 AM


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bdgrizcp JJ JOHNSON January 22 2014 at 11:43 AM

Good question. He is among the greatest. He's still active, at age 70.

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JJ JOHNSON January 22 2014 at 9:04 AM


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jollyrer January 22 2014 at 6:00 AM

Been tracking the festival since 1960, remember Nina Simone (Brown Baby), fantastic artist.

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Anonymous jollyrer January 22 2014 at 6:33 AM

Where is there another Nina Simone....................there isn't.

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mdennish jollyrer January 22 2014 at 10:46 AM

Nina Simone was GREAT!

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Jane January 22 2014 at 5:55 AM

I sure would love to be there!!

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Lauri.... Jane January 22 2014 at 6:08 AM

Yeah Me too!

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Gabe January 22 2014 at 9:59 AM

unfortunately all the jazz giants have passed.

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bdgrizcp Gabe January 22 2014 at 11:34 AM

Unfortunately, jazz artists have to eat. And jazz as a genre doesn't really haul the mail like it used to. Clubs have folded almost everywhere, mainly victims of the tobacco police and draconian drunk driving laws. You can make the same argument about blues outside of a few dedicated cities. That and the audience aged. Sigh.

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jeromekatz Gabe January 22 2014 at 1:45 PM

You hit it right on !!

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Iris January 22 2014 at 1:30 PM

Don't see JaRon Eames on your list.
He sings, promotes Jazz on a cable show and has written supar boo on Jazz.
Just a suggestion

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Tim Cunningham January 22 2014 at 1:52 PM

Sure would like to see saxophonist Tim Cunningham on the show. :) www.timcunningham.com

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