RIPR News
2:51 pm
Wed May 11, 2011

Newport Jazz Festival lands another sponsor

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Newport Jazz Festival has landed another presenting sponsor for this summer's event. Natixis Global Asset Management joins Rhode Island jewelry maker Alex & Ani.


Natixis has offices in Boston and Paris.


The jazz festival has been looking for a corporate sponsor since Care Fusion announced last fall that it was pulling out. Founder George Wein is chairman of the non-profit foundation formed this year to preserve the Newport Jazz and Folk festivals.


The Newport Jazz Festival started back in 1954. This year's lineup includes Wynton Marsalis, Esperanza Spalding and the Mingus Big Band.

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