Newport Jazz Festival announces 2023 line up

Newport Jazz Festival USA 2023 news

This summer, the legendary Newport Jazz Festival will return to Fort Adams State Park in Rhode Island. One of the most important and enduring cultural institutions in America will return for its 69th Anniversary where it will continue to hold space for the once in a lifetime performances that only Newport’s unique alchemy of intimacy and artistic community can bring. Fans and artists alike return each year to this hallowed ground to experience the joy of this long running tradition of diversity, discovery and artistic virtuosity. This year’s event will take place August 4th – 6th.

This year’s festival lineup features the legendary talents of HERBIE HANCOCK, DIANA KRALL, CHARLES LLOYD and VIJAY IYER, plus some of today’s most virtuosic artists and cultural leaders like JON BATISTE and KAMASI WASHINGTON.

A thrilling new class of GRAMMY winners and nominees join the 2023 bill, including Best New Artist SAMARA JOY, DOMI & JD BECK and AROOJ AFTAB. The lineup also includes bounce legend BIG FREEDIA, musical polyglots THUNDERCAT, DJ PEE .WEE (AKA ANDERSON .PAAK), BIG GIGANTIC and ALFA MIST, as well as songwriters CAUTIOUS CLAY, DURAND JONES and THE WAR & TREATY. Special ensembles include Newport Jazz artistic director CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE’S ANNUAL JAM JAWN, MOODSWING, SCARY GOLDINGS FEATURING JOHN SCOFIELD, SUPERBLUE, ORRIN EVANS QUINTET and the BILL CHARLAP TRIO.

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