Wednesday, July 21, 2010
CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival Get A Face Lift at Fort Adams State Park
NEWPORT, RI, July 21, 2010 - Fans coming to the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival August 7 - 8, will find a new configuration of the three stages which present 15 fantastic rounds of music each day.
For the first time in many years, fans will be able to hear jazz within the confines of historic Fort Adams. Formerly called the Waterside Stage, the rostrum, which will sit right in the middle of the Fort, will be renamed the Quad Stage. Click here to see the new configuration.
Producer George Wein, said, "I have been wanting for many years to put a stage inside the Fort. It will be a new experience for one fan - me - and I hope concert attendees will enjoy the festival face lift as much I do. I want to thank the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) for allowing us to do this, and I want to acknowledge Tim Tobin, the Festival's Operations Manager, for doing the necessary work to make this happen."
Jazz artists appearing on the Quad Stage are Berklee Global Jazz Institute Sextet; JD Allen Trio, the Newport All-Stars with Howard Alden, Randy Brecker, Bob Brookmeyer, Randy Sandke and George Wein; Fly: Larry Grenadier-Jeff Ballard-Mark Turner; and Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet on Saturday. Experience Matt Wilson Quartet, Gretchen Parlato, David Binney Band, Jason Moran & the Bandwagon and Marshall Allen-Matthew Shipp-Joe Morris on the Quad Stage on Sunday.
Don't miss Herbie Hancock; Chick Corea Freedom Band with Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride & Roy Haynes; Ahmad Jamal, Wynton Marsalis Quintet with special guest Dave Brubeck, Chris Botti; Jamie Cullum; Maria Schneider Orchestra; Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra and many more at the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival.
TICKETS & OTHER INFORMATION
All tickets are available in Newport at the festival office at Empire Tea & Coffee, 22 Broadway (Tuesdays and Fridays Noon - 4:00 pm, Thursdays 2:00 - 7:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am - 1:00 pm); general admission tickets for Fort Adams State Park concerts also are available at the Newport Visitor Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue. Festival tickets are available on-line at www.ticketmaster.com or by telephone at (800) 745-3000; service charges apply. For general information, craft vendor information or to leave a message for festival staff, call the festival hotline at (401) 848-5055.
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