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Newport Jazz Festival







Newport Jazz Festival Lineup 1955


FRIDAY, July 15, 1955


Stan Rubin and his Tigertown Five


Errol Garner:


Fats Heard, Wyatt Reuther



Teddi King:

Nat Pierce and members of the Woody Herman Orchestra

Woody Herman and his Orchestra:
Chuck Flores, John Beal, Nat Pierce, Art Pirie, Richie Kamuca,

Dick Hafer, Jack Nimitz, Sy Touff, Dick Kenny, Keith Moon,

Charlie Walp, Jerry Kail, Cam Mullins, Ruben LaFall, Dick Collins 

Roy Eldridge and Coleman Hawkins


Joe Turner:
Roy Eldridge and Coleman Hawkins


Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra:

Billy Kyle, Arvell Shaw, Trummy Young

Barney Bigard, Barrett Deems, Velma Middleton



Louis Armstrong All Stars, Roy Eldridge

Coleman Hawkins, Erroll Garner, Woody Herman



SATURDAY, July 16, 1955


Max Roach- Clifford Brown Quintet:
Harold Land, Richard Powell, George Morrow


Marian McPartland Trio:
Jimmy McPartland, Joe Morello, Bill Crowe


Bob Brookmeyer, Al Cohn, Ruby Braff


Dinah Washington:
Accompanied by the Max Roach Clifford Brown Quintet


Chet Baker Quartet:
Russ Freeman, Jack Lawler, Peter Littmann


Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh (joining Chet Baker)


Wild Bill Davidson, Buzzy Drootin, Vic Dickenson, Pee Wee Russell, George Wein, Milt Hinton


Dave Brubeck:
Paul Desmond, Joe Hodge, Bob Bates



Clifford Brown, Chet Baker, Jimmy McPartland, Ruby Braff, Wild Bill Davison,

Warne Marsh, Lee Konitz, Paul Desmond, Al Cohn, Pee Wee Russell,

Vic Dickenson, Bob Brookmeyer, Marian McPartland, Milt Hinton, Max Roach



SUNDAY, July 16, 1955


Duke Ellington Narrator


The Modern Jazz Quartet: 
John Lewis, Percy Heath, Milt Jackson, Connie Kay


Lester Young, Jo Jones, Buck Clayton


Count Basie


Gerry Mulligan:

Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Joe Hodge, Bob Bates, Bobby Hackett

Kai Winding, J.J. Johnson, Ben Webster, Johnny Smith,

Billy Taylor, Jo Jones, Percy Heath, Bud Shank, Peanuts Hucko


Count Basie and his Orchestra

Marshall Royal, Billy Graham, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Charlie Fowlkes,

Joe Newman, Thad Jones, Reunald Jones, Wendall Culley, Henry Coker,

Benny Powell, Bill Hughes, Ed Jones, Freddie Green, Sonny Payne, Joe Williams



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