Newport Jazz Festival Broadens its Range Beyond Fort Adams Stages as Navy Band Northeast Brass Band Performs Early Saturday and Sunday
On Saturday, August 1, and Sunday, August 2, from 9:00 am to 10:15 am, Navy Band Northeast Brass Band, the military’s jazz division, will kick off the days’ concerts with an early-bird musical greeting from the porch of the Fort Adams visitor center building.
“The U.S. Navy is integral to Newport,” says Newport Festivals Foundation founder George Wein. “I served in the Army, but I’ve always had great respect for the Navy. It’s impressive to see the men and women in uniform walking around downtown Newport. I’m certain Festivalgoers will enjoy the Navy Brass Band greeting at the Fort.”
Established in 1974, Navy Band Northeast, now under the direction of Lieutenant Greg Fritz, provides musical support for military ceremonies as well as entertainment via community outreach programs. Newport Festivals Foundation and Navy Band Northeast also share a mission to partner with local schools in educational programs and to bring music into classrooms.
Tickets for the Newport Jazz Festival are on sale now. For more information, please visit www.newportjazzfest.org.
Newport Festivals Foundation was founded by George Wein in 2010 to build and continue the legacies of the famed Newport Jazz Festival® and Newport Folk Festival®. Under the auspices of the Foundation, the Newport Jazz Festival presents performers who respect and honor jazz music traditions, and at the same time reflect the changes in today's musical trends. Through the establishment of partnerships with local high schools and colleges/universities, the Foundation will present programs to educate young people about jazz music as presented at the annual festivals. For more information, please visit www.newportfestivalsfoundation.org.