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2013 Newport Jazz Festival

Posted by Darlene McKenzie


  Boogie on down to Newport for this year’s Jazz Festival!  We still have availability at the Ivy
Lodge Bed and Breakfast,
and they won’t last long! It is going to be a great weekendNewport Jazz Festival 2013 for a getaway, and a great time to enjoy the outdoors while listening to some smooth Jazz.  With a Ten minute walk down Bellevue Avenue from the Ivy Lodge, the 2013 Jazz festival will kick off at the International Tennis Hall of Fame with a Friday night concert under the stars.  Built in 1880 as the Newport Casino, the grounds of the Tennis Hall of Fame are a portal to an era of Newport elegance and Gilded Age charm. Whether you enjoy sipping cocktails under the gazebo, or sitting in the stands beneath a cool Atlantic breeze, it's hard to imagine a better place to see this year's headliner, Natalie Cole, performance than on the same center court where the likes of Big Bill Tilden once made history. 

 The following day our guests can hop in a car for a beautifully scenic 10 mile drive down Newport’s Ocean drive to the continuing festival at Fort Adams.  The festival features two full days of jazz on three stages at Fort Adams, situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with panoramic views of the Newport Bridge and the East Passage. Not only will the music be incredible but there abundant activities to do while on the Fort.  In between sets at Fort Adams State Park , guests can visit the relaxing Louis Jadot Wine Cafés, satisfy your cravings a the food booths, shop at the unique crafts booths, or nourish your mind and visit one of the Non-Profit Village booths.  Guest will be able to enjoy the spectacular experience with sprawling lawns, and breathtaking vistas.

 This year they'll be coming from icons that include Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter and the legendary Herbie Hancock; and up-and-comers such as Hiromi, Esperanza Spalding, Fort Adams Gregory Porter, and Miguel Zenón. Listen to them from one of the three beer and wine gardens. Listen to them while enjoying the array of festival food. Listen to them while exploring the rows of unique and diverse arts and crafts. Or listen to them from the lawn of the showcase Fort Stage, where, in the shadow of the Newport Bridge, serious and casual music fans will be spread out on blankets and folding chairs, sharing lobster rolls and sharing stories, bobbing their heads to the rhythms of the legends they've come to see, and exchanging glances at the unexpected chops of emerging artists. 


Schedule of Events

Friday, August 2, 2013

International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino

194 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI • Friday, August 2

The opening night concert of the Newport Jazz Festival will be held at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino. The venue is an open air stadium with a combination of covered and uncovered seating. Tickets sell out very quickly for this event which is held rain or shine. There are two entrances, one on Bellevue Avenue and one on Memorial Boulevard. There is no event parking and limited street parking in the neighborhood. The venue is within walking distance of the downtown wharves and many area hotels.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Dress is casual to dressy. In the event of rain, umbrellas are allowed in the stadium but must be closed and stored when the concert begins so they do not obstruct the views of others. There is no smoking in any of the seating areas. Alcohol, light food and beverages are sold at the venue.

Performer Natalie ColePerforming:
Natalie Cole
"An Unforgettable Evening"  
Bill Charlap Trio with special guest Freddy Cole  

Saturday, August 3, 2013





Fort Adams State Park

Harrison Avenue, Newport, RI • Saturday & Sunday, August 3 & 4

Parking at Fort Adams
Limited on-site festival parking available at Fort Adams State Park available: $12.00 per vehicle in advance; $15.00 on festival weekend. To purchase in advance, select parking option during ticket buying process. Parking opens at 8am.

alternatives to driving to the Fort Adams
BY WATER SHUTTLE: The Newport Harbor Shuttle provides continuous service between Perrotti Park or the Oldport Marine Dock on America’s Cup Ave in the Mooring Restaurant parking lot and Fort Adams beginning at 8 AM. Cost is $10.00 round trip and no reservations are required.

From Jamestown, take the Jamestown & Newport Ferry – servicing Jamestown, Perrotti Park & Ft. Adams, leaving Jamestown & Newport approximately every 30 min. 

Wayne Shorter's 80th Birthday Celebration: Wayne Shorter Quartet featuring Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci & Brian Blade plus special guest Herbie Hancock  
Esperanza Spalding's Radio Music Society  
Marcus Miller 
Michel Camilo Sextet  
Terence Blanchard Quintet  
Robert Glasper Experiment 
Gregory Porter  
Bill Charlap Trio with special guests Bob Wilber & Anat Cohen 
Edmar Castañeda with special guest Andrea Tierra  
Lew Tabackin Quartet with Randy Brecker, Peter Washington & Lewis Nash  
Ray Anderson Pocket Brass Band
Performing works made possible by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation  
Rez Abbasi Trio  
Amir ElSaffar Two Rivers
Debuting commissioned work made possible by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation  
Mary Halvorson Quintet  
From Berklee College of Music: The Ali Amr Experiment 
RI Music Educators Association Senior All-State Jazz Ensemble  

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Chick Corea & The Vigil with Christian McBride, Tim Garland, Marcus Gilmore, & Charles Altura  
Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra  

Dizzy Gillespie™ Big Band under the direction of Paquito D'Rivera  
Hiromi: The Trio Project with Anthony Jackson & Steve Smith 
Joshua Redman Quartet  
Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band  
Steve Coleman Projects: Five Elements, Talea Ensemble and Duo with David Bryant  
Jim Hall with Scott Colley, Lewis Nash and special guest Julian Lage  
Dirty Dozen Brass Band  
Jon Batiste & Stay Human 
Dee Alexander
"Songs That My Mother Loved"  
Donny McCaslin Group 
David Gilmore & Numerology featuring Claudia Acuña, Miguel Zenón, Luis Perdomo, Christian McBride, Jeff "Tain" Watts & Mino Cinelu  
MA Music Educators Association All-State Jazz Band 
University of Rhode Island Jazz Festival Big Band   

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