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Christian McBride, Artistic Director
of the Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Investment Managers, today announced the Second Wave of artists. With more than half of these groups making their NJF debut as headliners, the 2019 festival takes place August 2-4 at Fort Adams State
Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino.
The Second Wave of artists features Kamasi Washington; Thundercat;Dianne Reeves with Peter
Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal & Terreon Gully; The Ron Carter Trio; Dee Dee
Bridgewater and the Memphis
Soulphony; PJ Morton; Ghost-Note; Darcy James
Argue's Secret Society; Billy Hart Quartet w/Ethan Iverson, Mark Turner & Ben Street; Aaron
Diehl; Hailu Mergia; IN COMMON: Walter Smith III, Matt Stevens, Joel Ross, Harish Raghavan & Kendrick Scott;Camila Meza & The Nectar Orchestra;DOMi & JD Beck; TheDayna Stephens Group; Mwenso & the Shakes; Tom Oren;and Mark Stryker: "Jazz from Detroit."
"Since its inception 65 years ago, the Newport Jazz Festival has been theplace for fans to see, hear and learn about new artists, as well as enjoy some of the leading bands on the music scene," said McBride. "We're pleased to continue the tradition of telling the story of jazz through these fabulous new and established artists, all on one great weekend.
"Making her festival debut at Fort Adams is one of my favorite people in the whole world, the legendary Dee Dee
Bridgewater. Her latest project "Memphis," is sure to stir your soul. As a bass player, I stand on Ron Carter's shoulders. In fact, every jazz bassist since Ron Carter stands on his mighty shoulders. It is our honor to welcome him back to Newport. Okay, okay, so it's a little bass heavy this year. That's not really a problem, is it? In addition to Ron, we have Thundercat and MonoNeon with Ghost-Note, and believe me, that's just the tip of the 'bass mountain,'" said McBride, with a wink and a smile.
Showcasing more than 60 individual Jazz ensembles, the Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Investment Managers will offer music on four stages, including the Fort, Quad, Harbor stages and Storyville, the intimate venue located in the Newport Festivals Museum.
To date, the 2019 Newport Jazz Festival Presented by Natixis Investment Managers features:
Friday, August 2 - Fort Adams State
Park: Herbie Hancock; Thundercat; Corinne Bailey Rae; The Bad Plus; Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen; Spanish Harlem Orchestra; Darcy James
Argue's Secret Society; Billy Hart Quartet w/Ethan Iverson, Mark Turner & Ben Street; Tia Fuller's "Diamond Cut"; DOMi & JD Beck; The Dayna Stephens Group; Mwenso & the Shakes; Tom Oren; and Mark Stryker: "Jazz from Detroit"
Saturday, August 3 - Fort Adams State
Park: Kamasi Washington; Dianne Reeves
Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal & Terrain Gully; Dee Dee
Bridgewater and The Memphis
Soulphony; Buika; The Ron Carter Trio; Makaya McCraven; Ravi Coltrane/David Virgules; Ghost-Note; Jenny Scheinman & Allison
Miller's Parlour Game; Joel Ross 'Good Vibes'; Hailu Mergia; and Laurin Talese
Sunday, August 4 - Fort Adams State
Park: Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective; PJ Morton; Sons of Kemet; Cécile McLorin Savant; ELEW; Marcus Strickland Twi-Life featuring Smithsonian; Christian Sands - 3 Piano Erroll Garner Tribute! featuring Helen Sung & Tadataka Unno; Dafnis Prieto Big Band; Aaron
Diehl; IN COMMON: Walter Smith III, Matt Stevens, Joel Ross, Harish Raghavan & Kendrick Scott; Camila
Meza & The Nectar Orchestra; and Sammy Miller & The Congregation
Stay tuned for the announcement of the Third Wave of artists in the coming weeks.
Natixis Investment Managers, the Presenting Sponsor of the 2019 Newport Jazz Festival, sponsors programs that help enrich the lives of individuals and preserve the cultural experience for future generations through music. In addition to Natixis Investment Managers, the Newport Jazz Festival also receives generous support from Doris Duke Charitable Foundationand Eventbrite. For tickets and more information, visit www.newportjazz.org.