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Newport Jazz Festival to Highlight Emerging Talent

Newport Jazz Festival to Highlight Emerging Talent

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Newport Jazz Festival is making some tweaks in time for its 60th anniversary.

Festival organizers announced Tuesday that next summer's festival will begin at Fort Adams State Park on Friday, Aug. 1 with performances from up-and-coming artists.

Saturday and Sunday performances will include a mix of established jazz stars and new talent.

This year's festival will also feature performances at the International Tennis Hall of Fame and other locations in Newport.

Organizers also announced Tuesday that the festival has received a $40,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation.

The jazz event, first held in 1954, has showcased a who's who of jazz stars.

 

 

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