"CareFusion's continued sponsorship of jazz, including the long-standing event in Newport and now bringing back the festival in New York, is nothing short of a miracle," said George Wein, world-famous jazz impresario and founder of the Newport Jazz Festival. "Since 1972, fans have been enjoying this celebration of artistic excellence. With CareFusion's exemplary support for the arts, it reinforces how companies are tying education and community engagement into their business practices."
The CareFusion Jazz Festival New York will be June 17 thru 26, 2010. After being without the annual jazz festival this past June for the first time in 37 years, jazz fans from around the world can celebrate the festival's return. George Wein, along with his New Festival Productions, LLC, again will produce a 10-day festival that will blanket the city with concerts. For 2010 Wein will be producing concerts in partnership with some of the city's most unique and culturally significant venues including, Carnegie Hall, City Parks Foundation's Central Park SummerStage, Crotona Park in the Bronx, City Winery, Harlem Stage Gatehouse, The Jazz Gallery, Jazz Standard, (Le) Poisson Rouge, Louis Armstrong House Museum, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Peter Norton Symphony Space, Prospect Park Bandshell: Celebrate Brooklyn, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Studio Museum in Harlem and The Town Hall.
And, back in Rhode Island again, the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival is booked for August 6 thru 8, 2010 at the same location. Updates on artists and venues will be announced at a later date and also found on the festival Web site at carefusionjazz.com.