Newport Jazz Fest Tickets for Sale

Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, Tony Bennett, Femi Kuti, Tito Puente, Miles Davis, Harry Connick Jr., kd lang, Roy Hargrove, Diana Krall, Wayne Shorter, Clark Terry, Peter Cincotti, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Ray Charles are few of the legendary artist who have performed in the fest. Apart from them, many many more artists have come and enthralled the audience through the years.

This festival is held every year in August, in Newport, Rhode Island. Voice of America radio, aired most of the festivals, and many performances were recorded by various record labels. The festival was even documented on film 'Jazz on a Summer's Day' in1958.

This festival was being organized, successfully and smoothly, year after year but, the year 1960, saw a major disturbance. The boisterous fans of 1960, got carried away and created disturbances. The National Guard was called in to control the fans. Words spread out, that because of the ruckus, the festival has come to an end.

To the delight of jazz fans, the festival was organized ones again in 1961. Julian "Cannonball" Adderley and Dave Brubeck played "Pennies from Heaven". Ultimately the festival moved to New York City in 1971. After a decade, in1981 it again returned to its root. Today the festival is organized both in Newport and in New York, as well as in other satellite cities. From a localized festival to an event of immeasurable influence and international reach the Newport Jazz Festival has indeed come a long way.

This years festival will begin from, August 10th 2007 till August 12th 2007. More information about the JVC Newport Jazz Festival, will be announced on April 24th.
Newport Jazz Festival is just not the father but Grandfather of all Jazz festivals. Jazz impresario, George Wein started the festival way back in 1954. In its first year itself it was a huge success and Newport began to be called as the Mecca of Jazz. JVC is the official sponsor of the event, and has been doing so since 1984.