(WPRI) -- It's back and celebrating 59 years of amazing jazz with three days, three stages and more than 30 concerts.
The Newport Jazz Festival will begin this Friday with a party being held at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino and featuring the great Natalie Cole along with the Bill Charlap Trio with Special Guest Freddy Cole.
The Jazz fest then continues on Saturday for the main show at Fort Adams State Park when the gates open at 10 am.
Acts for Saturday include:
Artists: Wayne Shorter with special guest Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society, Robert Glasper, Gregory Porter, Terence Blanchard, Lew Tabackin Quartet and more.
Then, on Sunday, the acts will be:
Artists: Chick Corea & The Vigil, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie Big Band under the direction of Paquito D'Rivera, Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band, Hiromi: The Trio Project with Anthony Jackson & Steve Smith, David Gilmore Numerology, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Jim Hall, Joshua Redman, Steve Coleman with three different projects and more.
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