Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall, Jon Batiste highlight 2023 Newport Jazz Festival lineup

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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.

Jon Batiste performs at the Newport Folk Festival in 2014.
Jon Batiste performs at the Newport Folk Festival in 2014.



Joe Russo's Almost Dead with Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington

DJ Pee.Wee (Anderson.Paak)


DOMi & JD Beck

Immanuel Wilkins Quartet

Big Freedia

Alfa Mist

Butcher Brown

Endea Owens & The Cookout

Lakecia Benjamin and Phoenix

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Jon Batiste


Big Gigantic Does Jazz

Christian McBride's Jam Jawn

Charles Lloyd New Quartet

Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily

Julian Lage

Superblue: Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter with Nate Smith & Huntertones Horns

Orrin Evans Quintet

The War and Treaty

Keyon Harrold

James Brandon Lewis


Herbie Hancock

Diana Krall

Samara Joy

Redman, Mehldau, McBride, Blade: A Moodswing Reunion

Scary Goldings featuring John Scofield


Cautious Clay


Pedrito Martinez

Bill Charlap Trio

Charles McPherson Quintet

This article originally appeared on Newport Daily News: 2023 Newport Jazz Festival lineup: Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall, more