[UPDATE 5/28/23]: Newport Jazz Festival has revealed a number of notable additions to the artist lineup for its 69th anniversary edition, set to take place at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI on August 4th–6th, 2023.
New additions to the Newport Jazz Festival bill include The Soul Rebels featuring lauded rappers Rakim and Talib Kweli, Marcus Miller, Dave Holland New Quartet, Durand Jones, Adi Oasis, Derrick Hodge, Armstrong Now: Louis at Newport, Angel Bat Dawid & Tha Brothahood, Bobby Watson All-Star Quintet, Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino Duo, Claudia Acuna, Melvis Santa & Jazz Orishas, Lauren Sevian’s LSQ, Camille Thurman with The Darrell Green Quartet, and Matthew Whitaker. They join a lineup that already boasted a wealth of exciting acts including Joe Russo’s Almost Dead with Kamasi Washington, Herbie Hancock, DJ Pee .Wee (Anderson .Paak), Soulive, DOMi & JD Beck, Jon Batiste, Thundercat, and many more.
Newport Jazz Festival 2023 tickets are no on sale here. Check out the updated artist lineup below.
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[3/22/23]: Newport Jazz Festival will return to Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI for its 69th anniversary edition on August 4th–6th, 2023. This year’s lineup features a wide range of jazz greats and L4LM favorites including Joe Russo’s Almost Dead with Kamasi Washington, Herbie Hancock, DJ Pee .Wee (Anderson .Paak), Soulive, DOMi & JD Beck, Jon Batiste, Thundercat, and many more.
Founded in 1954 as the “First Annual American Jazz Festival,” Newport Jazz Festival will kick off on Friday, August 4th with performances by Joe Russo’s Almost Dead with Kamasi Washington, Kamasi Washington, DJ Pee .Wee, Soulive, DOMi & JD Beck and more.
The lineup for Saturday, August 5th is equally strong but leans more towards straight jazz with sets by Jon Batiste, Thundercat, Big Gigantic Does Jazz, Christian McBride’s Jam Jawn, Charles Llloyd New Quartet, Arroj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Julian Lage, Orrin Evens Quintet, The War and Treaty, Superblue (Kurt Elling and Charlie Hunter with Nate Smith and Huntertones Horns), and more.
On Sunday the festival will welcome jazz legend Herbie Hancock as well as Diana Krall, Samara Joy, A MoodSwing Reunion (featuring Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, and Brian Blade), Scary Goldings (Scary Pockets and Larry Goldings) featuring John Scofield, and Cimafunk, with more to be announced.
Click below to view the full daily lineup.
Three-day passes for the 2023 Newport Jazz Festival are on sale now via DICE. Single-day and two-day tickets will be announced soon along with the full artist lineup. For more information and ticketing details, visit the festival website.
NEWPORT JAZZ 2023 LINEUP
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead with Kamasi Washington
DJ Pee .Wee (Anderson .Paak)
Domi & JD Beck
Immanuel Wilkins Quartet
Endea Owens & The Cookout
Lakecia Benjamin and Phoenix
Big Gigantic Does Jazz
Christian McBride’s Jam Jawn
Charles Lloyd New Quartet
Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily
Superblue: Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter with Nate Smith & Huntertones Horns
Orrin Evans Quintet
The War and Treaty
James Brandon Lewis
Redman, Mehldau, McBride, Blade: A Moodswing Reunion
Scary Goldings featuring John Scofield
Bill Charlap Trio
Charles McPherson Quintet