Jazz legend Dave Brubeck has been an integral part of the Newport Jazz Festival since 1955, appearing at the world-renowned seaside event more than any other musician.
And the famed pianist will be back to join the Brubeck Brothers Quartet as a special guest on Sunday, August 7, at Fort Adams State Park at the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival Presented by Natixis Global Asset Management.
Deemed a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress, Brubeck is among the most influential musicians in jazz as well as classical music. At 90, he is extraordinarily active and popular and continues to share his musical magic around the world. With a career that spans over six decades, highlighted by landmark pieces like "Take Five," his experiments in odd time signatures, improvised counterpoint, polyrhythm and polytonality remain hallmarks of innovation.
All along the Eastern seaboard and, in fact, around the world, music fans are making plans for the Newport Jazz Festival – America's first annual jazz festival leading the way since 1954.
Both well-established and up-and-coming artists take over Newport from August 5 to 7 for a Friday night concert at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at Newport Casino and two days of non-stop music at Rhode Island's historic Fort Adams State Park.
Newport County, long a tourist hub of the state, includes the resort of Newport and picturesque areas of Middletown, Portsmouth, Jamestown, Tiverton, and Little Compton. Rich history, miles of breathtaking coastline, unparalleled hospitality, and an impressive collection of venues and restaurants combine to make this perfect destination.
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For more information about top events in Rhode Island take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Rhode Island.