One of the most famous jazz music festivals in the world is the Newport jazz festival. Everyone that is a fan of jazz music is either heard of this festival or was already visited it. This festival is held in Newport, Rhode Island. It was founded in by Elaine and Louis Lorillard in 1954. Both of them invested money into financing this festival for the first few times because nobody else wanted. After just a few years, the festival became more and more popular therefore a lot more people were coming and buying tickets to see one of the greatest jazz festivals of all times. Of course, they unable to organize the festival by themselves because they didn’t have any previous professional experience in organizing such festivals, so they hired a very popular jazz producer George Wein to help them with the organization.
Festival in 2017
Just like any other year, 2017 can’t go without having the Newport jazz festival. This year the organizers of the festival have already announced some of the jazz musicians that will perform this year. The announcement was very helpful for the promotion of this festival because this year there will be a lot of popular musicians performing live their jazz music for the crowd. Already a large number of people have purchased their tickets because they offer a limited number. Therefore, if you are a fan of jazz music we suggest that you hurry up and buy yourself a ticket before they are all gone.
Lineup of 2017
The musicians will perform for three days at this festival. The first day will be Friday, Aug. 4 and the last Sunday, Aug. 6. Some of the most famous performers that will attend are Snarky Puppy, The Roots, Andra Day, Maceo Parker, Rhiannon Giddens, Naturally 7, Hudson and much more.