Newport Jazz Festival Reveals 2012 Lineup

There’s plenty to please the jazz fan in everyone as Newport Jazz Festival releases its daily lineups listing Pat Metheny, Kurt Elling, Jack DeJohnette and Dianne Reeves among the artists descending on the Rhode Island town this summer.

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Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, Md.

The logistics are the same with this year’s Newport Jazz launching at the International Tennis Hall Of Fame at the Newport Casino Friday night, Aug. 3 then moving to Fort Adams State Park for Aug. 4 & 5.

Although Newport Jazz founder George Wein hasn’t yet named the acts appearing at the Int’l Tennis Hall Of Fame, the list for the weekend at Fort Adams is pretty extensive.

Saturday, Aug. 4 (artist listings are random and do not reflect order of appearance)

Jack DeJohnette Group
Pedrito Martinez Group
John Ellis & Double-Wide
Pat Metheny Unity Band with Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez and Ben Williams
3 Clarinets: Ken Peplowski, Evan Christopher and Anat Cohen
Bill Frisell – “John Lennon Songbook”
Dianne Reeves

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65th Prague Spring International Music Festival, Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic

Jack DeJohnette All-Stars (Lionel Loueke, Jason Moran, Christian McBride, Tim Ries, Luisito Quintero, George Colligan, Jason Palmer
Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Quintet
Dafnis Prieto Sextet
Christian McBride’s Inside Straight
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
James Carter Organ Trio with special guests Rodney Jones & Miche Braden

Sunday, Aug. 5

Jason Moran And The Bandwagon
Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks
Lewis Nash Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt & Jimmy Greene
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Maria Schneider Orchestra
Ryan Truesdell’s Gil Evans Centennial Project
Kurt Elling
3 Cohens – Yuval, Anat & Avishai Cohen
Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Samdhi
Jenny Scheinman & Bill Frisell
Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet
John Hollenbeck’s Claudia Quintet + 1
Berklee Global Jazz Institute Sextet
Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke with special guest Becca Stevens
Miguel Zenon’s Rayuela

A presale begins Aug. 14 and tickets go on sale to the general public March 15. Visit for more information.