The first wave of artists comprising the Newport Jazz Festival lineup include Bela Fleck teaming up with the original members of the Flecktones along with some of the finest acts in jazz including Grammy winners Snarky Puppy, Andra Day and many others.
Also teaming together will be Hudson, which includes John Scofield, John Medeski, Jack DeJohnette and Larry Grenadier. Festival founder George Wein said these acts are “just a taste of what you will find at Newport this year” as the festival recruits faces both new and old for this year’s event.
Newport Jazz is slated for August 4-6 at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino. Tickets are now on sale.
Newport Jazz Festival Lineup:
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
Vijay Iyer Sextet
Antonio Sanchez & Migration
Hudson: Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, John Medeski & Larry Grenadier
Sean Jones Quintet with Brian Hogans, Orrin Evans, Luques Curtis & Obed Calvaire