Newport, RI, jazz festival lineup announced
By Gilannie Pangburn
Information provided by the Associated Press
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 Wednesday.
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 nights.
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