Kamasi Washington, Herbie Hancock, Thundercat Lead Newport Jazz Festival Lineup
DJ Pee .Wee (Anderson .Paak), Diana Krall, DOMi & JD Beck, Jon Batiste, Big Freedia, Arooj Aftab and more will also perform
Published Mar 22, 2023Rhode Island's Newport Jazz Festival has detailed its 2023 edition, scheduled to take place August 4 to 6 in Fort Adams State Park.
To celebrate fest's 69th anniversary, organizers have concocted a lineup that brings together legendary talents and some of the most exciting artists and cultural leaders du jour. This year's lineup includes performances from Kamasi Washington, Herbie Hancock, Thundercat, DJ Pee .Wee (Anderson .Paak), Diana Krall, DOMi & JD Beck, Jon Batiste, Big Freedia, Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily, Soulive, Cautious Clay, Alfa Mist and more.
Specially priced three-day tickets are now available 24 hours ahead of regular-priced three-, two- and single-day passes going on sale tomorrow (March 23) at 1 p.m. ET.
More artists are to be announced closer to the festival, but you can check out the lineup as of now below.
Friday, August 4
Joe Russo's Almost Dead with Kamasi Washington
DJ Pee .Wee (Anderson .Paak)
DOMi & JD Beck
Immanuel Wilkins Quartet
Endea Owens & the Cookout
Lakecia Benjamin and Phoenix
Saturday, August 5
Big Gigantic Does Jazz
Christian McBride's Jam Jawn
Charles Lloyd New Quartet
Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily
Superblue: Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter with Nate Smith & Huntertones Horns
Orrin Evans Quintet
The War and Treaty
James Brandon Lewis
Sunday, August 6
Redman, Mehldau, McBride, Blade: A Moodswing Reunion
Scary Goldings featuring John Scofield
Bill Charlap Trio
Charles McPherson Quintet