Newport Jazz Festival Air Charter Service with Le Bas International!
The Newport Jazz Festival will return to Rhode Island for its 65th iteration on August 2-4, 2019 and the newly announced lineup is headed up by iconic keyboardist and composer Herbie Hancock, along with Corinne Bailey Rae, The Bad Plus and Buika. Also included in the list are Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective, Sons of Kemet, Makaya McCraven, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Ravi Coltrane + David Virelles, Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, ELEW and more.
Elaine Lorillard established the festival in 1954, and she and husband Louis Lorillard financed it for many years. They hired George Wein to organize the first festival and bring jazz to Rhode Island. The he first Newport Jazz Festival (billed as the “First Annual American Jazz Festival”) was held at Newport Casino, in the Bellevue Avenue Historic District of Newport, Rhode Island. It incorporated academic panel discussions and featured live musical performances. Most of the early festivals were broadcast on Voice of America radio, and many performances were recorded and released as albums. In 1972, the Newport Jazz Festival was moved to New York City. In 1981, it became a two-site festival when it was returned to Newport while continuing in New York. From 1984 to 2008, the festival was known as the JVC Jazz Festival; however, during the economic downturn of 2009, JVC ceased its support of the festival and was replaced by CareFusion. As of 2012, the festival is sponsored by Natixis Global Asset Management.
Newport Jazz Festival Lineup
The festival is hosted in Newport at Fort Adams State Park which is located at 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI, 02840. One of the park system’s national treasures, Fort Adams is situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with panoramic views. The festival at the Fort features 4 stages of music, food and crafts, two beer and wine gardens and a number of displays. Festival is held rain or shine.
How to Arrange Newport Jazz Festival Air Charter Service
Flights into Newport State Airport are your best bet in getting to town. From there, multiple shuttle and ferry services run continuously during the festival. Contact the professionals at Le Bas International for your non-obligation air charter quote to this special event 24/7 by calling +1.805.593.0510 or clicking this link for an online quote.