The Newport Jazz Festival has announced Norah Jones, Wynton Marsalis and Diana Krall as its 2020 headliners. The Newport, R.I. festival will return for its 66th edition from Aug. 7-9 at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino.
Joining the headliners are reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, Japanese composer Hiromi and Angélique Kidjo will perform the Talking Heads’ Remain In Light. Pianist Robert Glasper will take up residency across all three days of the festival, while genre-bending indie-jazz artists such as Khruangbin and Cory Wong will perform alongside a whole host of other artists including the Newport Jazz Artistic Director’s own A Christian McBride Situation.
Other artists include Charles Lloyd Kindred Spirits, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Chris Potter Circuits Trio featuring James Francies and Eric Harland, Joe Lovano featuring Marilyn Crispell & Carmen Castaldi and Nicholas Payton.
“For three days in August, all eyes and ears in the jazz world focus on what happens at Newport. It’s a thrill to present everyone from the great Wynton Marsalis, who’s making his first appearance at the festival in 9 years, to Diana Krall, who’s making her first appearance at the festival in over 20 years. We welcome back old friends like Charles Lloyd, who served as our artist-in-residence in 2018, and Robert Glasper, who serves as this year’s artist-in-residence,” said McBride in a release.
Showcasing more than 50 individual Jazz ensembles, the festival will offer music on four stages, including the Fort, Quad, Harbor stages and Storyville, the intimate venue located in the Newport Festivals Museum.
All tickets, except for the Friday evening concert at the International Tennis Hall of Fame are on sale now. Check out the first slate of artists below. More artists are expected to be announced in the coming months.
2020 LINEUP ANNOUNCED AND ALL TICKETS ON SALE! We couldn’t be happier to share this year’s lineup with all of you. Come join us this summer for the 66th anniversary of America’s original music festival. Get your tickets today: https://t.co/tkPSBmiTr0 pic.twitter.com/J6c5VqDUMn
— Newport Jazz Fest (@NewportJazzFest) February 11, 2020