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2014 Newport Jazz Festival Celebrates 60th Anniversary With Big Names

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American trumpeter and composer, Wynton Marsalis, on stage at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. Marsalis shared memories of his childhood and played a few tunes as a prelude to headlining Johannesburg's annual jazz festival. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin and Dr. John are among dozens of artists set to perform at a Rhode Island festival that's showcased a who's who of jazz stars since 1954.

The Newport Jazz Festival is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Festival creator George Wein announced this year's lineup on Tuesday.

The festival runs Aug. 1-3 and will include performances from Trombone Shorty, David Sanborn and Gregory Porter. It'll get started at Fort Adams State Park with up-and-coming jazz artists.

An opening night concert at the International Tennis Hall of Fame will feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Marsalis and Dee Dee Bridgewater with a salute to Billie Holiday. The festival continues at Fort Adams the next two days.

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