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George Wein’s JAZZ FESTIVAL 55

AUGUST 7 9, 2009

NEWPORT, RI, April 22, 2009 Mos Def, the dynamic MC, vocalist, musician and actor, and Jamaican guitar virtuoso Ernest Ranglin have been added to the stellar line-up of artists for George Wein’s JAZZ FESTIVAL 55, set for Newport, RI, Friday, August 7 9, at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Other additions to the 2009 line-up are Vandermark 5, Branford-Joey Duo, Claudia Acuña, North Carolina Central University Big Band, Millennial Territory Orchestra, Rashied Ali-Charles Gayle-William Parker’s "By Any Means" and Alfredo Rodriguez. George Wein’s JAZZ FESTIVAL 55, produced by New Festival Productions, LLC, features:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 ~ 8:00 pm

International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Avenue

Etta James and The Roots Band

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 ~ 11:30 am 7:00 pm

Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue

Mos Def; Branford Marsalis Quartet; Joshua Redman Double Trio; Esperanza Spalding; Cedar Walton All-Stars with Lew Tabackin & Curtis Fuller; Hiromi’s SonicBloom; Ernest Ranglin; Vandermark 5; Christian McBride; Vijay Iyer Trio; Marsalis Music Presents Miguel Zenón, North Carolina Central Big Band, Branford-Joey Duo, Claudia Acuña

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 ~ 11:30 am 7:00 pm

Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue

Tony Bennett; Dave Brubeck Quartet; Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band; Michel Camilo; Joe Lovano UsFive; The Bad Plus with Wendy Lewis; Conversation with Christian McBride; Millennial Territory Orchestra; Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band; Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pac Coalition; Rashied Ali-Charles Gayle-William Parker’s "By Any Means"; Alfredo Rodriguez; The Rodriguez Brothers


Tickets for the Friday Opening Night Concert of George Wein’s Jazz Festival 55 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame go on sale Wednesday, May 13, at 10:00 AM on-line at and by phone at (800) 514-3849. Tickets also can be pre-ordered by mail directly through the festival office. For more information regarding the Friday night concert, call the festival hotline at (401) 848-5055.

Tickets for George Wein’s Jazz Festival 55 at Fort Adams State Park go on sale Thursday, April 23, at 10:00 AM on-line at, by phone at (800) 514-3849 and by mail. General admission tickets also can be purchased in person at the Visitor’s Center at the Newport County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau located at 23 America’s Cup Avenue in Newport. General Admission (first-come/first-serve): Adult: $69.00 in advance, $75.00 on festival weekend, if available. Children 3-15: $15.00 each day at all times; under 3, free. Adult Two-Day Passes: A limited number of two-day passes good for admission Saturday and Sunday will be available for $125.00 while they last. Reserved Seating: Gold Circle: $100.00; Reserved: $85.00 Service Charges: Per ticket service charges apply to all tickets purchased on-line or by phone and there is an additional per order charge for phone orders. Parking: On site festival parking: $12.00 per vehicle in advance; $15.00 on festival weekend. By Mail: To order tickets by mail, send a note specifying the number of tickets you wish to order for each event and include a phone number where you can be reached. Include your address and credit card information (with expiration date and CVC Code from back of card), check or money order plus $4.00 per order for postage and handling to: George Wein’s Jazz Festival 55, PO BOX 3865, Newport, RI 02840.

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