Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Newport Jazz Festival Presented by Natixis Global Asset Management

Natixis Global Asset Management to Be Presenting Sponsor of 2011 Newport Jazz Festival; Jazz Festival Is Debut Event in NGAM Musical Initiative to Enrich Lives and Benefit Communities

Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. today announced that Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM), one of the world's leading asset managers, will be the presenting sponsor of this summer's 2011 Newport Jazz Festival®, scheduled for August 5-7.

Headquartered in Paris and Boston, Natixis Global Asset Management provides investment solutions to both institutional and individual clients.

"As a firm that seeks to achieve excellence in all our efforts, partnering with the legendary George Wein and the world-renowned Newport Jazz Festival is the initial step in a broad NGAM global initiative to 'take and make music around the world'," said John Hailer, President & Chief Executive Officer, Natixis Global Asset Management - U.S. & Asia. "We hope this program, which is designed to share musical and cultural benefits with audiences ranging from non-profit organizations to schools to a wide range of communities, will illustrate how business objectives today can be closely aligned with educational, social service and regional needs."

"Joining forces with Natixis Global Asset Management will enhance the outreach of this unique and culturally significant annual celebration," said George Wein, Chairman of the Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. and producer of the Newport Jazz Festival. "Since 1954, music lovers have come from far and wide to enjoy this festive gathering of exceptionally talented artists. We are pleased that this global organization was touched by the magic of the Newport Jazz Festival, and we look forward to working with our new presenting sponsor to bring jazz into the lives of current and new fans alike."

Jazz impresario George Wein has produced hundreds of music events annually since 1954 when he created the first Newport Jazz Festival - an event that launched the "festival era" and advanced the concept of live music. Honors and awards have been bestowed on Wein by U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, the Government of France, AARP, the Studio Museum in Harlem and other organizations around the world.

Natixis Global Asset Management ( ranks among the world's 15largest asset managers. As a multi-boutique company, NGAM brings together the diverse views of 21 specialized investment managers under one umbrella with the belief that this combined expertise offers unique market perspective. The firm spreads this same ideal in the global community by sponsoring programs and events that help enrich the lives of individuals and enhance and preserve the cultural experience for future generations through music.

Tickets are on sale worldwide through TicketMaster and The 2011 Newport Jazz Festival Presented by Natixis Global Asset Management features:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011 / 8:00 PM
International Tennis Hall of Fame / 194 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI

Michael Feinstein "Come Fly with Me" with Special Guest Joe Negri
Wynton Marsalis

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011 / 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue, Newport, RI

Wynton Marsalis
Esperanza Spalding & Friends
Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band
Al Di Meola World Sinfonia
Michel Camilo "Mano a Mano" with Giovanni Hidalgo and Charles Flores
Mujeres De Agua by Javier Limón featuring Buika
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Regina Carter's Reverse Thread
Steve Coleman and Five Elements
Joey DeFrancesco Trio
Grace Kelly with Special Guest Phil Woods
Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet
Mostly Other People Do the Killing
New Black Eagle Jazz Band

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2011 / 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue, Newport, RI

James Farm with Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Matt Penman and Eric Harland
Angélique Kidjo
Esperanza Spalding & Friends
Hiromi: The Trio Project featuring Anthony Jackson and Simon Phillips
Charles Lloyd with Special Guest Zakir Hussain
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Mingus Big Band
Ravi Coltrane Quartet
Randy Weston's African Rhythms Trio
Miguel Zenón Presents the Puerto Rican Songbook
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble with Special Guest Uri Caine
Avishai Cohen's Triveni with Special Guests Joshua Redman and Anat Cohen
Apex: Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green
Brubeck Brothers
Berklee College of Music All Stars

Tickets for Newport Jazz Festival Presented by Natixis Global Asset Management concerts at Fort Adams State Park are available online, by phone and by mail. General admission tickets (single-day passes only) also can be purchased in person at the Newport Visitor Information Center, located at 23 America's Cup Avenue.

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