Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Newport Festivals Foundation Announces 2011 Newport Jazz Festival Schedule And Celebrates New Sponsor, Alex and Ani
NEWPORT, RI, March 22, 2011 - Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.* today announced the support of a new sponsor, Alex and Ani, and the schedule of the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival®, which is set for August 5 - 7. Tickets for the Saturday and Sunday events go on sale worldwide Friday, March 25, at 10:00 am through TicketMaster and www.newportjazzfest.net
Rhode Island jewelry designer and manufacturer Alex and Ani joins the ranks of dedicated corporate sponsors to help continue the legacy of the Newport Jazz Festival. Headquartered in Cranston, RI, with its flagship store at Newport's Bowen's Wharf, the company will sponsor the Harbor Stage at Fort Adams State Park on August 6 - 7. Alex and Ani, which also will sponsor the Harbor Stage at the Newport Folk Festival on July 30-31, will create limited edition charms that will be introduced and available exclusively at the two Festivals.
"An important part of the mission of the Newport Festivals Foundation, which produces the Newport Jazz Festival, is to recognize that jazz is an ever-evolving art form," said George Wein, President of the Foundation and producer of the Festival since its inception in 1954. "By presenting adventurous younger artists such as Esperanza Spalding, Ambrose Akinmusire, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Miguel Zenón, Avishai and Anat Cohen, Hiromi, Trombone Shorty and John Hollenbeck along with veterans Wynton Marsalis, Michael Feinstein, Al Di Meola, Charles Lloyd, Eddie Palmieri, Randy Weston, Michel Camilo and so many others, we are making the start to fulfilling that mission."
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TICKETS & OTHER INFORMATION
Tickets for Newport Jazz Festival concerts at Fort Adams State Park go on sale Friday, March 25, at 10:00 am on-line, by phone and by mail. General admission tickets (single-day passes only) also can be purchased in person at the Newport Visitor Information Center, located at 23 America's Cup Avenue. There will be a festival office in the Newport area where tickets can be purchased in person at a later date.
Tickets for the August 5 concert at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino go on sale Tuesday, April 5, at 10:00 am on-line, by phone and by mail. 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.
About Alex and Ani
Alex and Ani (www.alexandani.com) is a celebrated eco-friendly jewelry and lifestyle brand, known for their use of recycled materials and their personal and meaningful designs and packaging. A company founded on awareness, empowerment, inner beauty and the human spirit, each piece is created to reflect the personality and importance of the wearer. Alex and Ani was created with the unique idea that the jewelry you wear, speaks wonders about who you are, and what you value as important in this lifetime. Alex and Ani products are designed and manufactured entirely in the United States, all in the greater Providence area.
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*The 2011 Newport Jazz Festival(r) is a production of Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., a pending 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation, under license from Festival Productions, Inc. and George Wein; all rights reserved.