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Newport Festivals Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Jazzed Magazine • News • April 18, 2014

The Newport Jazz Festival will mark its 60th Anniversary on International Jazz Day, Wednesday, April 30, at the historic Casino Theatre in Newport, R.I. with a concert by Jon Batiste and Stay Human. Presented by Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. and the Salve Regina University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, the 7:30 pm concert follows two educational workshops for Newport students.

Batiste and Stay Human kick off International Jazz Day with a morning performance for students from the Pell School and Thompson Middle School. In the afternoon, the band will present a workshop for jazz combos from Rhode Island high schools. The morning and afternoon sessions are being facilitated in collaboration with Alan Bernstein, Supervisor of the Arts for the Newport Public Schools.

The celebration culminates with the evening performance in the newly-renovated Casino Theatre. All tickets are General Admission and are priced at $25 for adults; students with ID and ages 18 and under are free. Proceeds will benefit education programs of Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. For information and reservations, call (401) 341-2295.

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