Jones will make her first-ever solo appearance at the Folk Festival on July 23, having previously performed at the 2014 festival with her band Puss n Boots and as a special guest with singer Mavis Staples. The following weekend, she will then make her first-ever appearance at the Jazz Festival on July 30.
Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein said of Jones, “The scope of her artistry is so broad that it’s possible for her to appear at both the Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival, while still feeling comfortable that she will reach her audience and fans at these two historic cultural events. We are proud to have her with us.”
Jones is currently putting the final touches on her sixth solo album, which is due to be released this Fall on Blue Note Records.
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