The Newport, R.I. 2007 JVC Jazz Festival will pay tribute to Ella, Billie, Dizzy, Mon, Bill Evans, Kir, Getz & Jobim. Branford Marsalis, B.B. King, Etta james, Al Green, Dave Brubeck, Joshua Redman and many others will perform over three days on multiples stages.
The festival kicks off Friday, August 10 at 8:00 PM, at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino with Newport ’57 Revisited: The Legacy of Ella, Billie & Basie with Dianne Reeves and her Band plus The Count Basie Orchestra with Special Guest Nnenna Freelon.
On Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12, the festival moves seaside to Fort Adams State Park for two full days, 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM, featuring something for everyone – a glorious mix of straight ahead, traditional and contemportary jazz, rhythym & blues, funk, Latin jazz and Brazilian jazz.