2018 Newport Jazz Festival Announces First Round of Artists

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A mix of traditional and modern jazz was featured today as George Wein and Christian McBride announced the first round of artists for the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival. The event will take place at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the Newport Casino, from August 3 – 5.
 
The First Wave of artists for the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival Presented by Natixis Investment Managers are:
 
Friday, August 3, 2018 
@Fort Adams State Park: 
Living Colour
Sangam with Zakir Hussain and Eric Harland
Rudresh Mahanthappa Indo-Pak Coalition
Michel Camilo
Matthew Shipp Trio
 
Saturday, August 4, 2018 
@Fort Adams State Park:
Andra Day
Charles Lloyd New Quartet with Jason Moran, Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland
 
Sunday, August 5, 2018 
@Fort Adams State Park: 
Artemis featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant, Renee Rosnes, Anat Cohen, Melissa Aldana, Ingrid Jensen, Noriko Ueda & Allison Miller
Charles Lloyd & Friends featuring Lucinda Williams with Jason Moran, Marvin Sewell, Stuart Mathis, Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland
Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl
Jazzmeia Horn
 
Tickets went on sale today via www.newportjazz.org with additional artist announcements will be out in the coming weeks. 
Russell Moore
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