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Newport Jazz Festival

 

1955

 

 

 

 

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

 

Finale:

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

 

Finale:

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

 

 

Program and festival lineup courtesy of http://newportjazzfest.net/

 

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