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60th Newport jazz festival lineup announced

January 22, 2014

NEWPORT, Rhode Island (AP) — Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin and Dr. John are among dozens of artists set to perform at a Rhode Island festival that’s showcased a who’s who of jazz stars since 1954.

The Newport Jazz Festival is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Festival creator George Wein announced this year’s lineup on Tuesday.

The festival runs Aug. 1-3 and will include performances from Trombone Shorty, David Sanborn and Gregory Porter. It will get started at Fort Adams State Park with up-and-coming jazz artists.

An opening night concert at the International Tennis Hall of Fame will feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Marsalis and Dee Dee Bridgewater with a salute to Billie Holiday. The festival continues at Fort Adams the next two nights.

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