Newport Jazz Festival to Present Flying Towards the Sound: For Geri, With Love
Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding
with Vijay Iyer, Jason Moran & Christian Sands
"Geri was a beautiful person whose impact on the music she loved will last forever. She was a unique artist, dedicated to the rights of men and women. She cannot be replaced. I’m glad to have known her for so many years," said George Wein, Newport Jazz Festival founder and CEO of Newport Festivals Foundation.
“These three pianists, along with Terri Lyne and Esperanza, were deeply connected to Geri as protégés, collaborators and friends. They will honor and celebrate Geri’s life and music in a poignant and personal way,” added Danny Melnick, festival producer.
For the complete line-up, tickets and more information, visit www.newportjazz.org, call the Newport Festivals Foundation hotline at (401) 848-5055 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natixis Global Asset Management is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival and sponsors programs that help enrich the lives of individuals and preserve the cultural experience for future generations through music. In addition to Natixis Global Asset Management, the Newport Jazz Festival also receives generous support from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, North Coast Brewing Company and Eventbrite. The festival’s official travel partner is WBGO Jazz 88.3. Lodging partners are Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, Newport Marriott and The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina.
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 Festivals present performers who respect and honor jazz and folk music traditions, and at the same time reflect the changes in today's musical trends. The Educational Initiatives of the Foundation aim to foster opportunity, inspire through exposure and facilitate the collection of resources needed for musicians, emerging and established, to celebrate and innovate. For more information, please visit www.newportfestivalsfoundation.org.