Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall, Jon Batiste highlight 2023 Newport Jazz Festival lineup
This summer, the Newport Jazz Festival will return to Fort Adams State Park from August 4-6.
This year’s festival lineup features the legendary talents of Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall, Charles Lloyd and Vijay Iyer, plus some of today’s most virtuosic artists and cultural leaders like Jon Batiste and Kamasi Washington. A thrilling new class of GRAMMY winners and nominees join the 2023 bill, including Best New Artist Samara Joy, DOMi & JD Beck and Arooj Aftab. The lineup also includes bounce legend Big Freedia, musical polyglots Thundercat, DJ Pee .Wee (aka Anderson .Paak), Big Gigantic and Alfa Mist, as well as songwriters Cautious Clay, Durand Jones and The War & Treaty. Special ensembles include Newport Jazz artistic director Christian McBride’s annual Jam Jawn, MoodSwing, Scary Goldings featuring John Scofield, Superblue, Orrin Evans Quintet and the Bill Charlap Trio. A full line-up is below.
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
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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
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