Music lovers of all ages joined Natixis Global Asset Management in celebrating the power of jazz during the legendary Newport Jazz Festival that took place July 31 to August 2. The Newport Jazz Festival featured three days of jazz on four different stages at the beautiful Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island.
Natixis, one of the world’s leading asset management firms, is a long-time supporter and presenting sponsor of the event, and has sponsored the Newport Jazz Festival for the past five years. The company also partnered with the Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. to make music education a key aspect of the festival.
Natixis partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs in Newport and the Berklee College of Music in Boston to bring more than 100 children to the Newport Jazz Festival. During the festival, students had the opportunity to meet a performer and participate in The Jazz & Democracy Project® – an integrated curriculum that uses jazz as a metaphor to bring American democracy to life, enrich the study and teaching of U.S. history, government, civics and culture, and inspire youth to become active, positive contributors in their communities.
Additionally, Natixis awarded $5,000 scholarships to two graduating high school seniors, Anton Derevyanko of Medfield, Massachusetts, and Matthew Ethier of Harrisville, Rhode Island, both of whom have demonstrated tremendous talent as jazz musicians and exhibit a strong desire to enhance the world through their music.
These initiatives are part of Natixis’ Jazz Ambassador Project, a series of events that celebrate jazz and give back to local communities. The Jazz Ambassador Project is part of Natixis’ broader Ambassador Program, a community involvement initiative that supports fundamental social services, including healthcare, housing, education, mentoring, employee involvement, financial contributions, sharing resources and ideas.
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