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Upstate New York Hosts Longest Jazz Series on East Coast
(Published: June 08, 2007)

For over 50 years, the City of Newburgh has been greeting, lodging and providing a stage to the country's most prominent actors, musicians and other notable personalities including Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball. For the first time, with elegant tradition and high musical style, the city of Newburgh and Ferry Godmother Productions will launch the 17 day "Newburgh Jazz Series 2007". Held on the scenic Hudson Bay waterfront, some of the genre's hottest musicians from the region will come together to present a world classic jazz and big ban swing event. Newburgh Jazz Series 2007 is a weekly series of free evening jazz concerts at the Newburgh Landing, beginning Thursday, July 5, and continuing every Wednesday and Thursday through Aug. 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A complete artist line-up will be announced by June 15. For more information including volunteering, sponsorship and vending call 845 568-0198 or visit www.FerryGodmother.com. This historic event promises to deliver an evening of terrific jazz...with a view.

The City of Newburgh is home to George Washington Headquarters. Newburgh has cataloged over 4000 historic homes, making it the largest historic district in NYS. It also has the longest brick street in America. However, the heart and soul of the city is truly its unique cultural identity. Today the City of Newburgh is like a fine pot of stew, with all elements working together while maintaining their own cultural distinctiveness. As Newburgh develops a reputation as the Hudson Valley's most famous venue for music, art and dance, it is well on its way to once again being that "All American City".

Ferry Godmother Productions is a full service special event planner specializing in the design and implementation of diverse art, music and cultural events as part of destination management. Aquanetta Wright, Executive Producer states "the Ferry Godmother is delighted to partner with the City of Newburgh and to have the financial support from Orange County Tourism, as well as local businesses to help present this first major musical spectacular". Ms Wright states "the Hudson Valley is the perfect location for music and art venues, because many of our most famous musicians call it home." Ferry Godmother Production seeks to position jazz in a permanent and prominent place in Newburgh's cultural landscape, as it seeks interest and involvement from the entire region.

New York City has long been home of some of the world's greatest jazz musicians. It was first dubbed by New York City jazz musicians as 'The Big Apple". Only a 65 mile drive north or a boat trip up the Hudson, Newburgh is making history by becoming the next true home of New York State jazz.

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