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Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival Review

The grandfather of all jazz festivals, founded by George Wein in 1954, takes place the first weekend in August aand features both jazz veterans and up-and-coming artists. Performers in recent years have included Esperanza Spalding, Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, The Bad Plus with Bill Frisell, Dr. John, and Maria Schneider Orchestra. The festival is held rain or shine with open-air lawn seating.

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  • Address: Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Ave., Newport, RI, 02840 | Map It
  • Phone: 401/848–5055; 800/745–3000
  • Cost: $84 per day
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  • Location: Newport
Updated: 12-23-2013

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