Newport Jazz Festival Lineup 1965
Thursday - "The Family of Jazz"
Memphis Slim, piano and Willy Dixon, bass.
Max Kaminsky, trumpet, Bud Freeman, saxophone, Jack Lesberg, bass, Morey Feld, drums, George Wein, piano.
Muddy Waters Blues Band featuring Otis Spann, piano, James Cotton, harmonica, Little Bo, tenor saxophone.
Dizzy Gillespie Quintet featuring James Moody, alto saxophone, Chris White, bass, Rudy Collins, drums, Kenny Barron, piano.
The Les McCann Trio featuring Paul Humphrey, drums and Richard Gaskin, bass.
Modern Jazz Quartet featuring Connie Kay, drums, Percy Heath, bass, Milt Jackson, vibraharp, John Lewis, piano and musical director.
Friday Afternoon - "The New Thing in Jazz"
Jazz Composers Orchestra under the direction of Mike Mantler and Carla Bley with Milford Graves, Jimmy Lyons, Fred Pirtle, Roswell Rudd, Walter Booker, and John Tchicai.
Archie Shepp Trio
Paul Bley Quartet
Cecil Taylor and Group
Friday Evening - "Jazz for Moderns"
Art Blakey Quintet featuring Gary Bartz, alto saxophone, John Gilmore, tenor saxophone, John Hicks, piano, Victor Sproles, Jr., bass, and Lee Morgan, trumpet.
Miss Carmen McRae accompanied by Norman Simmons at the Piano.
The Miles Davis Quintet featuring Wayne Shorter, tenor saxophone, Herbie Hancock, piano, Ron Carter, bass, Tony Williams, drums.
Thelonious Monk Quartet featuring Charles Rouse, tenor saxophone, Ben Riley, drums, Larry Gales, bass.
John Coltrane Quartet featuring Elvin Jones, drums, Jimmy Garrison, bass, McCoy Tyner, piano.
Saturday Afternoon - "Drum Workshop"
Featuring Louis Bellson, Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Elvin Jones, Jo Jones, Joe Morello, Buddy Rich.
Johnny Coles, trumpet, Billy Taylor, piano, George Coleman, tenor saxophone.
Jam Session with Buddy Rich, drums, Howard McGhee, trumpet, Sonny Stitt, saxophone, Illinois Jacquet, saxophone, Tony Scott, clarinet, Toshiko, piano.
From Tokyo, Miss Mieko Hirota, accompanied by Billy Taylor on the piano, Grady Tate, drums, Ben Tucker, bass.
Dave Brubeck Quartet featuring Paul Desmond, alto saxophone, Eugene Wright, bass, Joe Morello, drums.
Herbie Mann Octet featuring Herbie Mann, flute, Dave Pike, vibraharp, Jane Getz, piano, Jack Hitchcock, trombone, Mark Weinstein, trombone, Earl May, bass, Bruno Carr, drums, "Patato" Valdes, conga drums.
Earl "Fatha" Hines
The Duke Ellington Orchestra, featured guest, Louis Bellson on the drums.
Sunday Afternoon - "Jazz Showcase"
Denny Zeitlin Trio featuring Charlie Haden, bass, Jerry Granelli, drums.
Wes Montgomery with The Wyton Kelly Trio. Wes Montgomery, guitar, Wynton Kelly Trio , piano, Paul Chambers, bass, Jimmy Cobb, drums.
Johnny Coles, trumpet, George Coleman, tenor saxophone.
Attila Zoller, guitar, Don Friedman, piano, Lee Konitz, alto saxophone, Larry Ridley, bass, Joe Chambers, drums, Albert Mangelsdorf, trombone.
The Dollar Brand Trio
Stan Getz Quintet