To purchase the Newport Jazz Festival® Gala Recording 2012, please go to http://newportjazz.artistshare.com/
"Although many world-renowned albums have been recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival® since the 1950’s, this is the first release to be produced by the Festival, ” said George Wein, Chairman of the Newport Festivals Foundation™ and producer of the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals since their inceptions in 1954 and 1959. "The musicians were completely free to play what they wanted, and gala guests were treated to performances unlike anything they had ever heard. We are pleased with the excellent response and participation in the recording project, which will allow us to commission original compositions from artists and feature these works at future Newport Jazz Festivals."
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’
The 2013 Newport Folk Festival® is set for July 27 – 28 and the Newport Jazz Festival® takes place the following weekend, August 2 – 4.
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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The 2013 Newport Jazz Festival® and Newport Folk Festival® are productions of Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.™, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation, under license from Festival Productions, Inc. and George Wein; all rights reserved.