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George Wein's Jazz Festival 55 - More Artists & Ticket Info

MOS DEF, ERNEST RANGLIN

AND OTHERS ADDED TO LINE-UP OF

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 & OTHER INFORMATION

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 www.jazzfestival55.com 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 www.jazzfestival55.com, 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.

For more information, log on to www.jazzfestival55.com.

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