Newport Jazz Festival Final Lineup Announced, #Newport RI this weekend

Greetings lovers of jazz, the air, sun and ocean waters. The Newport Jazz Festival is this weekend in Newport RI.  Music gives wings to the imagination and flight to the soul , Plato said.  Okay, I see Vjay, I see Ceciel is playing. There’s Esperanza …. cool.

NEWPORT, RI, July 31, 2017 – More than 300 established and emerging jazz artists will take over Aquidneck Island when the annual Newport Jazz Festival® presented by Natixis Global Asset Management returns August 4 – 6.
This year’s festival features more than 50 sets of non-stop music on four stages at historic Fort Adams State Park and a Friday evening performance at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino. The 2017 roster includes 31 groups making their Newport Jazz debuts* as leaders or with new bands, including Rhiannon Giddens, The Roots, Andra Day, Naturally 7; Leslie Odom, Jr.; JoAnne BrackeenDavid Torkanowksy, Cyrille Aimee,Marilyn Crispell, and the Newport Jazz Assembly Band.
Friday, August 4, Fort Adams State Park, 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones; Béla Fleck, Howard Levy, Victor Wooten, Futureman
Maceo Parker: Maceo Parker, Greg Boyer, Will Boulware, Bruno Speight, Rodney “Skeet” Curtis, Pete Maclean, Darliene Parker,Corey Parker
Cecile McLorin Salvant: Cecile McLorin Salvant, Aaron Diehl,Paul Sikivie, Lawrence Leathers
*Naturally 7: Roger Thomas, Dwight Stewart, Rod Eldridge, Garfield Buckley, Warren Thomas, Lee Ricardo Cort, Kelvin Mitchell
Joey DeFrancesco + The People: Joey DeFrancesco, Troy Roberts, Dan Wilson, Jason Brown
*Leslie Odom, Jr.: Leslie Odom, Jr., Steven Walker, Senfuab Stoney, Michael Mitchell, Orlando Le Fleming, John Davis,
Amir ElSaffar’s Rivers of Sound Orchestra: Amir ElSaffarDena ElSaffar,Fabrizio CassolOle MathisenJD ParranMohammed SalehGeorge ZiadehJason AdasiewiczNaseem AlAtrashRajna SwaminathanTareq AbboushiTim MooreZafer TawilMiles OkazakiAruan OrtizCarlo DeRosa,Nasheet Waits

Evan Christopher Clarinet Road & New Orleans Brass: Evan Christopher, David Torkanowsky, Roland Guerin, Shannon Powell, Leon Brown, Jon-Erik Kellso, Jeffrey Miller John Allred, trombone, tuba
*One for All: Jim Rotondi, Steve Davis, Eric Alexander, David Hazeltine, John Webber, Joe Farnsworth
Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith
Christian Sands Quartet with Gilad Hekselman, Yasushi Nakamura & Jerome Jennings
*Jimmy Greene Quartet with Kevin Hays, Ben Williams & Otis Brown III 
Rodriguez Brothers: Robert Rodriguez, Michael Rodriguez, Samuel Torres, Luques Curtis, Nomar Negroni
*George Burton Quintet: George Burton, Tim Warfield, Jason Palmer, Pablo Menares, Wayne Smith Jr., drums
Berklee Global Jazz Institute Workshop Ensemble
Friday, August 4, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 8:00 pm
 Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue: Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Dan Oestreicher, BK JacksonPete Murano, Mike Bass-Bailey, Joey Peebles
*Rhiannon Giddens: Dirk Powell, Hubby Jenkins, Jason Sypher, Jamie Dick
Saturday, August 5, 2017
 Snarky Puppy: Michael League, Justin Stanton, Mike “Maz” Maher,Chris Bullock, Chris McQueen, Nate Werth, Bobby Sparks, Jason “JT” Thomas
Branford Marsalis Quartet: Branford Marsalis, Joey Calderazzo, Eric Revis, Kobie Watkins