Newport Jazz Festival 2022 Lineup: Norah Jones, Esperanza Spalding & More

Angelique Kidjo’s Remain In Light, Lettuce, Cory Wong and the Benevento/Russo Duo are more acts on the lineup.

By Scott Bernstein Mar 24, 2022 8:48 am PDT

Norah Jones, Esperanza Spalding and The Fearless Flyers are among the acts featured on the Newport Jazz Festival 2022 lineup. The legendary event returns to the idyllic Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island between July 29 and 31.

Newport Jazz Festival was founded by the late George Wein and this year’s event will feature a tribute to Wein, who died at age 95 last September. Other Newport Jazz 2022 performers include Angelique Kidjo’s Remain In Light, Terence Blanchard, PJ Morton, The Ron Carter Quartet, BADBADNOTGOOD, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Lettuce, Cory Wong, Sons of Kemet, Nubya Garcia, Jazzmeia Horn, Nate Smith + KINFOLK, Jason Moran & The Bandwagon and more. Also of note, drummer Joe Russo and keyboardist Marco Benevento will present an acoustic Benevento/Russo Duo set.

Acclaimed jazz musician Christian McBride serves as the event’s artist director and will lead McBride’s Newport Jawn featuring collaborations with Makaya McCraven, Chris Potter, Vijay Iyer, Brandee Younger and Mike Stern. Stay tuned for the lineup for the George Wein tribute.

Tickets went on sale today. Buy Newport Jazz Festival 2022 tickets via the event’s website. Find the full lineup by clicking the link below:

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