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To Celebrate 60 Years of Newport, Let’s All Be Jazz Ambassadors

“Jazz diplomacy” will help steer the music into the future

John Coltrane, Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI 1960
Duke Ellington, Erroll Garner, and George Wein c/o George & Joyce Wein Collection
Herbie Hancock at 2010 CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival

Four years ago, I read that George Wein, renowned co-founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, had started a foundation to reinvigorate the institution that not only propelled jazz as a global force but also inspired hundreds of similar events around the world. I said to myself, “That is something we as a company need to get behind.”

Which is how Natixis Asset Management found itself the proud sponsor of this cultural touchstone.

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