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Natixis/Newport Jazz Festival Scholarship Winners: Chase Ceglie & Ray Fuller
(Published: July 30, 2013)

Natixis Global Asset Management and Newport Jazz Festival Announce 2013 Scholarship Recipients and Performance Lineup

· Newport Music Scholarships will go to Chase Ceglie from Rhode Island Music Educators Association Senior All-State Jazz Band and Ray Fuller from Massachusetts Music Educators Association All-State Jazz Band


Boston, July 29, 2013 - Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM) and Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.™, in their third year partnering on the Newport Jazz Festival®, today announced the winners of the Natixis Global Asset Management Newport Jazz Festival Scholarships. In an expansion of its scholarship program, this year NGAM will grant two $5, 000 scholarships. The awards will be presented at the Newport Jazz Festival to Chase Ceglie, tenor saxophonist in the Rhode Island Music Educators Association (RIMEA) Senior All-State Jazz Band, and to Ray Fuller, trumpeter with the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) All-State Jazz Band. RIMEA is set to perform on the Harbor Stage on Saturday, August 3, at 10:45 a.m. and MMEA will perform on the Harbor Stage on Sunday, August 4, at 11 a.m.

"We're pleased to have the continued support of Natixis Global Asset Management as we near the Newport Jazz Festival's incredible milestone of 60 years, " said George Wein, producer and chairman of the Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. "I'm blessed to be able to share the gift of music and expose audiences to both the legends of jazz and the up-and-coming talents. NGAM's support helps broaden those opportunities."

"Partnering with George Wein on the Newport Jazz Festival is truly an honor, " said John Hailer, president and chief executive officer, Natixis Global Asset Management - The Americas and Asia. "His passion for music is infectious, and his effort to maintain the legacy of the festival across the globe aligns well with our corporate philosophy of thinking about the long term and uniting global cultures."

Over the years the Newport Jazz Festival has hosted performances by some of the world's leading established artists. It has also provided worldwide exposure for the emerging artists who will make up the next generation of jazz musicians. NGAM's own desire to support jazz took shape three years ago when the firm signed on as presenting sponsor of the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival. That support has grown to include a scholarship program for young musicians, as well as a sponsorship agreement with the Berklee College of Music.

"Music is a form of artistic expression that offers many social and academic benefits, " said Hailer. "We're proud to help support opportunities for multi-disciplined student musicians to focus on their music and college pursuits."

At this year's Newport festival, NGAM will present two $5, 000 Natixis-Newport Jazz Festival Scholarships to selected student musicians Chase Ceglie from Newport, RI, and Ray Fuller from Foxboro, MA. Chase is a tenor saxophonist with the RIMEA band, and Ray is a trumpet player with MMEA. Each student will be awarded a scholarship following performances at the festival with their respective all-star high school jazz bands.

Founded in 1954 as the first annual jazz festival in America, the Newport Jazz Festival has been host to numerous legendary performances by some of the world's leading established and emerging artists. The storied tradition continues on this year's slate, with saxophonist Wayne Shorter's 80th Birthday Celebration featuring the Wayne Shorter Quartet with Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade plus special guest Herbie Hancock; Chick Corea (fronting The Vigil Band); Eddie Palmieri (with his Salsa Orchestra); Roy Haynes (leading his Fountain of Youth Band); Joshua Redman; Michel Camilo; Terence Blanchard and others sharing the festival bill with rising stars Esperanza Spalding; Gregory Porter; Robert Glasper; Edmar Castañeda; Hiromi; and Jon Batiste. Other highly anticipated performances include a set marking the 35th anniversary of New Orleans greats The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Steve Coleman in three different projects, veteran Chicago vocalist Dee Alexander and the Dizzy Gillespie™ Big Band under the direction of Paquito D'Rivera.

On opening night, Friday, August 2, at 8 p.m. at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino (194 Bellevue Avenue), multiple Grammy Award® winning singer Natalie Cole is on the same bill as her uncle, renowned singer and pianist Freddy Cole, a special guest of the Bill Charlap Trio. The evening kicks off with an exclusive cocktail party.

Following the opening night, the Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management features an exciting Saturday (August 3) lineup on three unique stages from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Fort Adams State Park (90 Fort Adams Drive). The roster includes Wayne Shorter's 80th Birthday Celebration: Wayne Shorter Quartet featuring Danilo Perez, John Patitucci & Brian Blade plus special guest Herbie Hancock; Esperanza Spalding - Radio Music Society; Michel Camilo Sextet; Terence Blanchard Quintet; Robert Glasper Experiment; Gregory Porter; Edmar Castañeda; Ray Anderson Pocket Brass Band; Amir ElSaffar Two Rivers; Bill Charlap Trio with guests Bob Wilber and Anat Cohen; Mary Halvorson Quintet; Rez Abassi Trio; and others to be announced.

On Sunday, August 4, the music continues at Fort Adams at 10:30 a.m. with Chick Corea & The Vigil with Christian McBride, Tim Garland, Marcus Gilmore and Charles Altura; Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra; Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band featuring Jaleel Shaw, Martin Bejerano and David Wong; Dizzy Gillespie™ Big Band under the direction of Paquito D'Rivera; Hiromi: The Trio Project with Anthony Jackson and Steve Smith; Joshua Redman Quartet; Jim Hall Quartet featuring Julian Lage; Jon Batiste & Stay Human; Dee Alexander: Songs That My Mother Loved; The Dirty Dozen Brass Band; Lew Tabackin Quartet with Randy Brecker, Peter Washington and Lewis Nash; Donny McCaslin Group; Steve Coleman Projects: Five Elements, Talea Ensemble and Duo with Tyshawn Sorey; David Gilmore & Numerology featuring Claudia Acuña, Miguel Zenón, Luis Perdomo, Christian McBride, Jeff "Tain" Watts and Mino Cinelu; and others to be announced.

TICKETS & OTHER INFORMATION

Tickets for the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management are available at www.newportjazzfest.net, by phone and by mail.

Tickets for the Friday, August 2 concert are $40-$100. All seats are reserved. The Opening Night Cocktail Party, a Newport summer tradition, kicks off the evening from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. This exclusive party welcomes a limited number of attendees for an evening of great music, food and beverages. Tickets are $50 for Tennis Hall of Fame members and $60 for non-members. Pricing includes open bar and hors d'oeuvres. Party attendees must have a ticket to the Newport Jazz Festival concert. To order Cocktail Party tickets, call (401) 324-4072 or go online at www.tennisfame.com.

A limited number of general admission adult two-day passes are available for $135 for Saturday and Sunday. Single-day general admission adult tickets are $74 in advance and $84 at the gate, if available. Children's tickets for ages 3-15 are $15 per day. Children under 3 are free. A new student price of $20 is available for high school students older than 15 and college students with valid ID. Students must use the Student gate and present valid ID to enter the festival. Offer valid for eligible students while supplies last. Not valid on reserved seating or for the Friday night event.

Parking passes are also available online for $12. Service charges apply to all tickets purchased online or by phone.

Premium Seating tickets for Fort Adams concerts are available for $125 per day. Reserved Seating is $90.

Single-day general admission tickets also can be purchased in person at the Newport Visitors Information Center, located at 23 America's Cup Avenue. Visit www.gonewport.com for office hours and information. No service charges apply.

All tickets can be purchased in person at the Festival office at 770 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown. For general information, craft vendor information or to leave a message for festival staff, call the festival hotline at (401) 848-5055. For more information, log on to www.newportjazzfest.net or www.newportfestivalsfound....

About Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A.

Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. (www.ngam.natixis.com) ranks among the world's 15 largest asset managers.1 As a multi-affiliate company, NGAM brings together the expertise of multiple 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.

About Newport Festivals Foundation™

The Newport Festivals Foundation was founded by George Wein in 2011 to build 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.newportfestivalsfound....

1 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2013 ranked Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. as the 15th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2012.

Artists subject to change.

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.

This release may contain references to third party copyrights, indexes and trademarks, each of which is the property of its respective owner. Such owner is not affiliated with NGAM or any of its related or affiliated companies and does not sponsor, endorse or participate in the provision of any NGAM services, funds or other financial products.

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More Information: http://www.newportfestivalsfoundation.org

Submitted By:
Carolyn McClair Public Relations


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