Located in Rhode Island, the 57th annual Newport Jazz Festival, sponsored by jewelry manufacturer Alex and Ani, will kick off with an opening concert featuring Wynton Marsalis and Michael Feinstein with Noe Negri on Friday, 5th August.

The festival maintains the same time tested format it has held for years – Three days of outdoor concerts, with the opening night on the grounds of the International Tennis Hall of fame before moving to Fort Adams State Park for two full days of performances.

The three day festival, which runs until August 7th will feature many of the biggest names in Jazz. Leading the pack will be Best New Artist Grammy Award Winner, and Berklee College of Music Alumni Esperanza Spalding, who will be performing on both the 6th and 7th of August at the Fort Adams State Park.

Tickets for opening night are on sale now, and range from $40 to $100. Two-day passes for the Fort Adams portion of the festival are also available, for $125. Visit the Newport Jazz Festival Website for the latest ticket information.

Other notable acts include New Orleans’ rising star Trombone Shorty, Hiromi, Eddie Palmieri, Regina Carter and Steve Coleman on Saturday; alongside The Ravi Coltrane Quarter, Brubeck Brothers, and Angélique Kidjo for Sunday. The full lineup for each day is available below.


Friday, August 5 – International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino
Wynton Marsalis
Michael Feinstein “Come Fly With Me” with special guest Joe Negri

Saturday, August 6 – Fort Adams State Park
Esperanza Spalding
Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band
Wynton Marsalis
Regina Carter’s “Reverse Thread”
Steve Coleman and Five Elements
Al Di Meola World Sinfonia
New Black Eagle Jazz Band
Mostly Other People Do the Killing
Mujeres De Agua by Javier Limón featuring BUIKA, La Shica, Sandra Carrassco
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet
Michel Camilo “Mano a Mano” with Giovanni Hidalgo and Charles Flores
Joey DeFrancesco Trio
Grace Kelly with guest Phil Woods

Sunday, August 7 – Fort Adams State Park
Ravi Coltrane Quartet
Brubeck Brothers
Angélique Kidjo
Berklee College Of Music All Stars
Avishai Cohen’s Triveni with special guests Joshua Redman and Anat Cohen
Charles Lloyd with guest Zakir Hussain
Apex: Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green
Mingus Big Band
Esperanza Spalding
Hiromi: The Trio Project featuring Anthony Jackson and Simon Phillips
Randy Weston’s African Rhythms Trio
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
Miguel Zenón presents the Puerto Rican Songbook with conductor/arranger Guillermo Klein
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
James Farm with Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Matt Penman, and Eric Harland