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      Newport Jazz Festival

      Newport Jazz Festival Newport, RI

      August 2-4, 2019

      Jazz / Rock / Pop

      Since 1954, the Newport Jazz Festival has been the home of cool. Held in Newport, RI, it is the most prestigious event of its kind in all the world, having featured some of the most legendary jazz performers of all time

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      The Newport Jazz Festival is easily the most legendary gathering of jazz musicians in the world. Since its inaugural year in 1954 -- which featured a performance by Billie Holliday -- this jazz festival has featured the biggest names in jazz and produced iconic live recordings. While the face of the event has changed over the years, the spirit of quintessential jazz music has always been alive and kicking in Newport.

      Held in beautiful Fort Adams State Park, audiences are treated to three days of music, food, and unparalleled culture on Newport's scenic waterfront. Whether you're a fan of traditional jazz, or enjoy the numerous genres inspired by jazz, the Newport Folk Festival is the place to be this summer.

      Over the years, the Newport Jazz Festival has featured legendary performances by Miles Davis, Jon Batiste, Duke Ellington, Living Colour, Nina Simone, Charles Lloyd, Billie Holliday, Chick Corea, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Mahilia Jackson, Muddy Waters, John Coltrane, and countless others.

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