NEWPORT, RI (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Following last year's 60th anniversary celebration, Producer George Wein announced that the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management returns this summer, July 31 – August 2 with three full days of music at Fort Adams State Park, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the Newport Casino and a Gala at The Breakers.
The 2015 edition of America's first annual jazz festival will feature Chris Botti, Cassandra Wilson, Dr. John, Jamie Cullum, Snarky Puppy, Kenny Garrett, Maria Schneider, Arturo Sandoval, Billy Childs, Arturo O'Farrill, Fred Hersch, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Jon Batiste, Kneebody, Hiromi, Michel Camilo, Jon Faddis, James Carter, Christian McBride, Bill Frisell, Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band, Ambrose Akinmusire, Tom Harrell, Pat Martino, Matana Roberts, John Hollenbeck and others.
"We're looking forward to presenting some of the greatest established and emerging artists with distinctive musical stories who represent the past, present and future of jazz," said Wein.
Tickets go on sale Thursday, January 15, at 10:00 am at www.newportjazzfest.org. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers