The festival is celebrating Shorter’s 80th birthday with an Aug. 3 performance from the Wayne Shorter Quartet featuring Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade along with special guest Herbie Hancock.
Chick Corea & The Vigil with Christian McBride, Tim Garland, Marcus Gilmore and Charles Altura perform Sunday, Aug. 4. The final day of the festival will also include sets from Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band under the direction of Paquito D’Rivera, Joshua Redman Quartet, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and more.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Jan. 17. Friday ticket prices range in price from seats in the south stands for $40 to premium east/west boxes or gold circle seats for $100. Saturday and Sunday tickets are sold individually for $74 in advance. A limited number of adult two-day passes are available for $135. Children and student tickets are also available.
For more information visit NewportJazzFest.net.