3rd Annual Newport, KY Jazz, Arts and Wine Festival

Music, Art and Wine lovers are invited down to Newport on the Levee for  a weekend of jazz! Visitors may stroll or relax while enjoying great jazz music and great beverages! The Newport, KY Jazz, Art, & Wine Festival will feature local wineries, artist booths, and dynamic jazz performances. Entrance is free to the public!

May 16    

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Chris Comer Trio  Main Stage

The Chris Comer Trip bring some pizzazz to our Jazz, Arts and Wine Festival in 2014. They perform standards in the traditional jazz piano style. Lineup includes piano, upright bass and drums with brushes.

May 17    

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Monk River Main Stage

In order to achieve a great musical fusion, Monk River counts with the expertise of great musicians from the Latin world and the Jazz world. The band has performed at local venues such as Music Hall, the Aronoff Center for the Arts; and has been the opening band for Bonie James, Kurt Whalem, and Gerald Albright.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Lagniappe Indoor Stage

Pronounced Lan-yap, it means a little something extra in Cajun French. Louisiana Cajun music as performed with traditional instrumentation of accordion, fiddle, guitar, and percussion.

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.   Jump ‘n’ Jive Show Band  Main Stage

The Jump ‘n’ Jive Show Band generates energy and excitement everywhere they perform. This dynamic band is comprised of local professional musicians whose purpose is to raise funds to provide “student” instruments for worthy, but less fortunate junior and senior high school students.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Organ Duet
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.    Second Stage

Usman Salahuddin Trio with Pat Kelly on organ and George Simon on guitar.

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Old Green Eyes   Main Stage

Old Green Eyes is a jazz singer and trumpet player who is a throwback to the Sinatra era. Focusing on the American Songbook and great jazz standards, Old Green Eyes’ sound is memorable bringing the standards back to a new generation.