CareFusion New York Jazz Festival
Covers the City June 17 26, 2010
George Wein’s New Festival Productions Produces 10-day Festival Including Partnerships with Some of New York’s Most Unique and Culturally Significant Venues
NEW YORK, NY, November 19, 2009 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 music at the CareFusion New York Jazz Festival June 17 26, 2010. George Wein, along with his New Festival Productions, LLC, again will produce a 10-day festival that will cover the city with concerts.
CareFusion Corporation is a global provider of products and services that measurably improve the productivity and safety of healthcare.
"When CareFusion came on board to sponsor the 2009 jazz festival in Newport, I called it a miracle. When they agreed to sponsor the 2010 festival in New York, it was a sign that the tradition we established in 1972 could continue," said Mr. Wein.
"However, producing a major jazz festival in New York is always a challenge," he added. "With outstanding music presented nightly in the clubs and concert halls, this city is a festival all year round. So, to give jazz fans the great festival they deserve, we’re keeping in mind lyrics by my friend Johnny Mercer, ‘Accentuate the Positive.’"
For the 2010 CareFusion New York Jazz Festival, Wein will "accentuate the positive" by producing concerts in partnership with some of the city’s most unique and culturally significant venues. The venues will include: 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.
New Festival Productions and its partners already have contracted a number of artists. Most shows at partner venues will be priced between $15 20, making it possible for more music lovers to participate in festival events.
"The Jazz Gallery, which features exceptional younger and emerging jazz artists, is both pleased and honored to have been chosen by George Wein to be part of the 2010 CareFusion New York Jazz Festival," said Hank O'Neal, Chairman, The Jazz Gallery. "This recognition of The Jazz Gallery's core mission and the confidence George has shown in Rio Sakairi to program events here is especially gratifying. It also underscores the fact that George is always looking to the future, and in partnership with CareFusion, insures that important young jazz voices continue to be heard."
The Jazz Gallery is located at 290 Hudson Street (between Spring & Dominick Streets). There will be two sets each evening at 9:00 pm and 10:30 pm. For more information on the venue’s events, visit www.jazzgallery.org.
Additional artists and venue information for the CareFusion New York Jazz Festival will be announced at a later date.
The 2009 CareFusion Jazz Festival Series included George Wein’s CareFusion Jazz Festival 55 in Newport, RI; Chicago Jazz Festival presented by CareFusion; CareFusion Presents Dizzy’s Den at the Monterey Jazz Festival; CareFusion Manly Jazz Festival (Australia); and CareFusion Paris Jazz Festival.
About CareFusion Corporation
CareFusion Corporation is currently a wholly owned subsidiary of Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) and is expected to become a public company from the planned spinoff of Cardinal Health's clinical and medical products businesses. The global company, with annual revenues of approximately $3.8 billion1, will serve the healthcare industry with products and services that help hospitals improve the safety and quality of healthcare. With a focus on breaking the cycle of harmful medication errors and reducing hospital-acquired infections, CareFusion develops market-leading technologies, including Alaris® IV pumps, Pyxis® automated dispensing and patient identification systems, MedMined electronic infection surveillance service, AVEA and Pulmonetic Systems ventilation and respiratory products, Jaeger and SensorMedics pulmonary products, ChloraPrep® infection prevention products and V. Mueller® surgical instruments. CareFusion employs more than 15,000 people across its global operations. The company has applied to have its shares of common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CFN."
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