Newport Jazz Festival 2017

Newport Jazz Festival 2017

August 4, 2017 - August 6, 2017
August 4, 2017 - August 6, 2017


The Newport Jazz Festival is a music festival held every summer in Newport, Rhode Island. It was established in 1954 by socialite Elaine Lorillard, who, together with husband Louis Lorillard, financed the festival for many years. The couple hired jazz impresario George Wein to organize the event to help them bring jazz to the resort town.[1][2]

Most of the early festivals were broadcast on Voice of America radio, and many performances were recorded and have been issued by various record labels.

In 1972, the Newport Jazz Festival moved to New York City. In 1981, it became a two-site festival when it returned to Newport while continuing in New York. From 1984 to 2008, the festival was known as the JVC Jazz Festival; however, during the economic downturn of 2009, JVC ceased its support of the festival and was replaced by CareFusion.[3] As of 2012, the festival is sponsored by Natixis Global Asset Management .[4]

The festival is hosted in Newport at Fort Adams State Park. It is often held in the same month as its sister festival, the Newport Folk Festival.

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Fort Adams State Park
Fort Adams State Park is a Rhode Island state park located at the mouth of Newport Harbor, offering panoramic views of the harbor and Narragansett Bay. The park is home to Fort Adams, a large coastal fortification that was active from 1841 through the first half of the 20th century. The area was originally owned by William Brenton, who called the region "Hammersmith" after his hometown in England, a name that survives in the name of the adjacent Hammersmith Farm.


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Founder of Newport jazz, folk festivals receives city medal
  –  August 7, 2017
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - The founder of the Newport jazz and folk festivals has received an honor from the city that hosts them. George Wein (ween) received the Newport Medal of Honor from Mayor Harry Winthrop as the three-day jazz festival kicked off.
Sunday closes 3 days of jazz in Newport
  –  August 7, 2017
The Newport Folk Festival, also founded by Wein ... Scroll down for more of Day 2 from the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival, Presented by Natixis Global Asset Management.
History in the air at Newport Jazz Festival
  –  August 6, 2017
Saturday was typical of the latter-day, nonprofit Newport Jazz Festival — in which young and old and various adjacent genres rubbed shoulders, including student ensembles and the folk-blues singer Rhiannon Giddens. Another elder statesmen, Henry ...
10 must-see acts at Salmonfest, Alaska’s folk-rock festival on the Kenai
  –  August 5, 2017
Salmonfest, summer's big music festival on the Kenai with more than ... Hailing from Oakland, California, the band takes the idea of folk-rock and melds it with soul, rhythm and blues and New Orleans jazz. Since coming together in 2006 the band has ...
Newport Jazz Festival kicks off 3 days of music
  –  August 4, 2017
NEWPORT, R.I. — Music fans are making their annual pilgrimage to the Newport Jazz Festival, which has a lineup that ... who was also featured at last week’s folk festival. Singer-songwriter Andra Day and the Maria Schneider Orchestra are among those ...
  –  August 4, 2017
There was a whole day at Newport Folk ... Jazz Band, it wasn’t going to suck. Starting off with “When the Saints Go Marching In” and “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the crowd was already on a high. What happened next might have been the festival ...
FESTIVAL REPORT: 2017 Manchester Jazz Festival – 4th August
  –  August 4, 2017
Taking Al-Sultani’s considerable first-hand knowledge of Iraqi and Arabic folk songs as a basis ... a man to treat her like a queen’. Meeting the festival’s continuing ethos of wide-ranging jazz and improvisation, Sawa’s sultry exoticism ...
Esperanza Spalding, Maceo Parker & 5 Other Best Moments From the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival
  –  August 4, 2017
"I like jazz with a little grease on it," said ... somehow shed new light on a standard performed at the festival since its inception. On Big Bill Broonzy’s "Black, Brown and White" and folk song "John Henry," she used her gift for theatricality ...
A Weekend In Musical Heaven: Newport Folk Festival 2017 – Review, Photos & Videos
  –  August 4, 2017
The 2017 edition was my seventh ... In fact their relationship with Newport Folk founder George Wein dates all the back to 1970 when he booked them and actually played with them at inaugural New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The band’s early-risers ...
Jazz and Beyond Carson City Music Festival begins Friday
  –  August 3, 2017
An electric month of local vibes and community events arrives Friday as the 14th annual Jazz and Beyond Carson City Music Festival begins at the historic ... Lake Tahoe area folk rock duo Ten Dollar Pony will perform Americana and Urban Folk music at ...
2017 Newport Jazz Festival features eclectic lineup + videos
  –  August 3, 2017
It seems like the last guitar chords from the Newport Folk Festival have barely faded from Fort Adams State Park when the Newport Jazz Festival arrives. This year's jazz festival runs Friday through Sunday, Aug. 4-6, at Fort Adams State Park and at the ...
Newport Folk 2017 – Setting the Standard for Festivals
  –  August 2, 2017
The music began with a brooding “Saints Go Marching In” followed by the National Anthem from the Preservation Hall Jazz ... Folk Festival proved itself the standard upon which others should be measured. Scroll down for more photos from the 2017 Newport ...
Cambridge Folk Festival 2017 Feature
  –  August 2, 2017
A brief downpour on Thursday afternoon may have hinted at things to come, but by the time Mawkin launched into their boisterous opening performance at the legendary Cambridge Folk Festival ... a fusion of folk, jazz and poetic lyricism.
Natixis Global Asset Management Awards Seventh Annual George Wein Jazz Ambassador Scholarship to R.I. and Mass. Students
  –  August 2, 2017
The scholarships will be presented by David Giunta, CEO of Natixis Global Asset Management for the U.S. and Canada, during the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival ... legacies of the famed Newport Jazz Festival ® and Newport Folk Festival
Newport Folk Festival Day Three Review
  –  August 2, 2017
The final day of Newport Folk Festival was packed with powerful acts ... fire succession of numbers by multiple artists present at the festival Sunday as well as previous days. New Orleans jazz band Preservation Hall served up David Bowie’s “Heroes ...
Newport Folk Festival 2017: 10 Best Things We Saw
  –  August 1, 2017
This year's festival once again presented an ever-expanding definition of folk music, from the Crescent City fusion of Preservation Hall Jazz Band, to the riotous blues-funk of Seratones, to the London soul-poetry of British singer-songwriters L.A. Salami ...
What We Saw At Newport Folk 2017
  –  August 1, 2017
Adam Kissick for NPR View Slideshow 5 of 23 Jim James and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Adam Kissick for NPR View ... 23 Two audience members dance during Wilco's set at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR View Slideshow 13 of 23 Chicano ...
What We Saw At Newport Folk 2017
  –  August 1, 2017
Moments of unexpected magic are the Newport Folk Festival’s calling card ... who played some new music with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and finished out their set by parading, second-line style, through the enormous crowd that had assembled.
6 of the Coolest Musical Moments from Newport Folk Fest 2017
  –  August 1, 2017
thanks in part to the fact that this "folk" festival freely and gleefully blurs, smears, and smudges the lines between its namesake genre and many other musical styles – much like Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival or New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Newport Folk Festival 2017 Presents Free Audio Stream
  –  July 29, 2017
Today marks the start of the 2017 Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island ... Steelism with Ruby Amanfu & Nicole Atkins and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Follow this link to listen live (or stream below) and view the set times and schedule for ...
New book chronicles the Newport Folk Festival through the years (Photos)
  –  July 25, 2017
The History of the Newport Folk Festival.” The festival itself originated in 1959, as an offshoot of the sixth annual Newport Jazz Festival, Massimo told WTOP’s Shawn Anderson and Hillary Howard. “George Wein, the impresario of the Newport festivals ...
Newport Folk Festival 2017, Newport [RI, USA]
  –  June 24, 2017
About: The Newport Folk Festival is an American annual folk-oriented music festival in Newport, Rhode Island, which began in 1959 as a counterpart to the previously established Newport Jazz Festival. The festival features performances by folk, blues ...
Newport Jazz Festival: 2017 Lineup & Tix
  –  June 6, 2017
... Festival was the first jazz festival in America, and has been host to some historic happenings. Festival passes and single-day tickets for 2017 are on sale now. Check out the full lineup here. Meanwhile, the Newport Folk Festival happens at Fort Adams ...

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