Sonny Rollins to headline Newport jazz festival

May 7, 2008 8:12:10 AM PDT
Saxophonist Sonny Rollins will headline this year's jazz festival in Newport, Rhode Island.

The JVC Jazz Festival Newport will be held August 8 through August 10 at Fort Adams State Park and at the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

More than two dozen acts are scheduled to perform, including pianist-composer Herbie Hancock and trumpeter Chris Botti. Tickets go on sale Thursday morning.

The first Newport Jazz Festival was held in 1954.