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First-ever CD Produced by Newport Jazz Festival® Features
Dianne Reeves, Bill Frisell, Jason Moran, Anat Cohen, Steve Wilson, Lewis Nash, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Lionel Loueke, Edmar Castañeda, Ingrid Jensen and Peter Martin
To purchase the Newport Jazz Festival® Gala Recording 2012, please go to http://newportjazz.artistshare.com/projects/participate/324/438.
The 2012 Newport Festivals Foundation™ Gala raised more than $200,000, and Wein says he hopes the CD will bring in a great deal more support to the Foundation while raising awareness of the organization’s mission. Individual fans who participated in the CD project contributed from $18.95 up to $7,500 to play an integral part in the future of the Newport Jazz Festival®.
The Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.™ was founded by George Wein in 2010 to build upon and continue the legacies of the famed Newport Jazz Festival® and Newport Folk Festival®. Under the auspices of the Foundation, the Newport Jazz Festival® presents performers who respect and honor jazz music traditions, and at the same time reflect the changes in today's musical trends. Through the establishment of partnerships with local high schools and colleges/universities, the Foundation will present programs to educate young people about jazz music as presented at the annual festivals. For more information, please visit www.newportfestivalsfoundation.org.
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