Featuring Charles Lloyd’s 80th Birthday Celebration, Andra Day, Living Colour, Artemis, Rudresh Mahanthappa Indo-Pak Coalition, Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl, Michel Camilo, James Carter Organ Trio, Jazzmeia Horn and Matthew Shipp Trio

NEWPORT, RI, January 24, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — George Wein and Christian McBride today announced the First Wave of artists for the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Investment Managers, which takes place at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino August 3 – 5.

Tickets are on sale now at www.newportjazz.org.

The partial lineup features some of the best in traditional and modern jazz, including Charles Lloyd’s 80th Birthday Celebration featuring three different groups; Andra Day; Living Colour; Artemis featuring Cecile McLorin Salvant, Renee Rosnes, Anat Cohen, Melissa Aldana, Ingrid Jensen, Noriko Ueda and Allison Miller; Rudresh Mahanthappa Indo-Pak Coalition; Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl; Michel Camilo; James Carter Organ Trio; Jazzmeia Horn; and Matthew Shipp Trio.

“Last week we dished up the first taste of artists playing the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival when we announced Charles Lloyd’s 80th Birthday Celebration through The Wein Machine and social media,” said George Wein, Chairman of Newport Festivals Foundation and Festival creator. “It’s a pleasure to work with Christian McBride in his second year as the Festival’s Artistic Director and with Executive Producer Jay Sweet to continue the legacy of Newport Jazz. Over the coming weeks, we will introduce concerts by a diverse group of new faces along with some familiar faces, which will give music fans a general idea of the direction Jazz is going.”

Showcasing more than 50 individual Jazz ensembles, the Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Investment Managers will offer music on four stages, including the Fort, Quad and Harbor stages and Storyville, the intimate venue located in the former Museum of Yachting, now Newport Festivals Museum.

Natixis Investment Managers is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival and 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 Foundation and Eventbrite.


All Newport Jazz Festival single-day and multi-day tickets for concerts at Fort Adams go on sale today at 10:00 am (EST) at www.newportjazz.org. Service charges apply to all tickets purchased on-line or by phone. Ticket prices range from $65.00 – 89.00 for General Admission, $15.00 for children and $20.00 for a limited number of student tickets, to $125.00 for reserved seating and $375.00 for THE Jazz Club, a premium experience offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Fort Adams.

General Admission tickets for all Fort Adams events also can be purchased in person at the Newport Visitors Information Center at 23 Americas Cup Avenue.

Visit www.newportjazz.org, www.newportfestivals.org or e-mail the Festival team at [email protected] for additional information.

Stay tuned for additional waves of artist announcements in the coming weeks.

Photos: Top (l-r) – Andra Day, Charles Lloyd; Bottom (l-r) – Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl, Living Colour

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