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George Wein's CareFusion Jazz Festival 55

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In Newport, RI, August 7 - 9, 2009 and CAREFUSION NEW YORK JAZZ FESTIVAL in New York City, June 2010

New Names for Jazz Festivals at Historic Sites




NEW YORK, NY, David Schlotterbeck, CEO of CareFusion, announced today that the corporation will be the title sponsor for George Wein's Jazz Festival 55 in Newport, RI. In addition, CareFusion will sponsor a festival to be produced by Mr. Wein in New York City in June 2010. These commitments by CareFusion, a global provider of product and services that measurably improve the productivity and safety of health care, are part of a worldwide program to associate the corporation with jazz festivals in Newport, Chicago, Monterey, Manly (Australia), Paris and New York.

“The magic is still with us," Wein said today. “Over the decades, sponsors have always found us, as is the case with CareFusion. We were going forward in producing the jazz festival in Newport without a sponsor; but when we got the call from CareFusion, this guaranteed that our work of 55 years in Newport would continue. New Yorkers and jazz fans around the world will be pleased to know that CareFusion will make it possible for jazz to once again take over the city in June. We are looking forward to creating an exciting and innovative 2010 CareFusion New York Jazz Festival to add to the important New York cultural scene."

The CareFusion Jazz Festival Series includes:

  • George Wein's CareFusion Jazz Festival 55, August 7 - 9, 2009
  • CareFusion Chicago Jazz Festival, September 4 - 6, 2009
  • CareFusion Presents Dizzy's Den at the Monterey Jazz Festival, September 18 - 20, 2009
  • CareFusion Manly Jazz Festival (Australia), October 3 - 5, 2009
  • CareFusion Paris Jazz Festival, October 16 - 24, 2009
  • CareFusion New York Jazz Festival, June 2010 (exact dates TBD)


About CareFusion Corporation

CareFusion Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH), is expected to become a public company from the planned spinoff of Cardinal Health's clinical and medical products businesses. The global company serves the health care industry with products and services that help hospitals measurably improve the safety and quality of health care. CareFusion develops market-leading technologies including Alaris IV pumps, Pyxis automated dispensing and patient identification systems, AVEA and Pulmonetic Systems ventilation and respiratory products, ChloraPrep and MedMined services for infection prevention, neurological monitoring and diagnostic products, V. Mueller surgical instruments, and an extensive line of products that support interventional medicine.

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."

About George Wein

Jazz Impresario and NEA Jazz Master George Wein is considered to be as much a legend as his festivals. Through his company, Festival Productions, he has spearheaded hundreds of music events annually since 1954 when he produced the first Newport Jazz Festival - an event that started the “festival era," according to jazz critic Leonard Feather. At 83, Wein has as much creative fuel as he did when he started that festival and advanced the concept of live music. He pioneered the concept of sponsor association with music events and continues that tradition with CareFusion. Honors and awards have been bestowed upon him by AARP, Studio Museum of Harlem, Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, the Government of France and other organizations around the world. Wein's autobiography, Myself Among Others: A Life in Music, which chronicles his life in jazz, was recognized by the Jazz Journalists Association as 2004's best book about jazz and 2009's Events Producer of the Year. In addition to his life in jazz, Wein has a long history of involvement with philanthropy and the arts.

George Wein's CareFusion Jazz Festival 55, produced by New Festival Productions, LLC,features:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 - 8:00 pm
International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Avenue

Etta James and The Roots Band; Howard Alden/Anat Cohen Quartet

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 - 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue

Mos Def; Branford Marsalis
Branford Marsalis
Branford Marsalis
b.1960
saxophone
Quartet; Joshua Redman
Joshua Redman
Joshua Redman
b.1969
saxophone
Double Trio; Esperanza Spalding
Esperanza Spalding
Esperanza Spalding
b.1984
bass, acoustic
; Cedar Walton
Cedar Walton
Cedar Walton
1934 - 2013
piano
All-Stars with Lew Tabackin
Lew Tabackin
Lew Tabackin
b.1940
sax, tenor
& Curtis Fuller
Curtis Fuller
Curtis Fuller
b.1934
trombone
; Hiromi
Hiromi
Hiromi
b.1979
piano
's SonicBloom; Vandermark 5; Jane Monheit
Jane Monheit
Jane Monheit
b.1977
vocalist
; Christian McBride
Christian McBride
Christian McBride
b.1972
bass
; Vijay Iyer
Vijay Iyer
Vijay Iyer
b.1971
piano
Trio; Marsalis Music Presents Miguel Zenon
Miguel Zenon
Miguel Zenon
b.1976
saxophone
Quartet, North Carolina Central Big Band, Branford Marsalis-Joey Calderazzo Duo, Claudia Acuna
Claudia Acuna
Claudia Acuna

vocalist


SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 - 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue

Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
b.1926
vocalist
; Dave Brubeck
Dave Brubeck
Dave Brubeck
1920 - 2012
piano
Quartet; Roy Haynes
Roy Haynes
Roy Haynes
b.1926
drums
Fountain of Youth Band; Michel Camilo
Michel Camilo
Michel Camilo
b.1954
piano
; Joe Lovano
Joe Lovano
Joe Lovano
b.1952
saxophone
UsFive; The Bad Plus
The Bad Plus
The Bad Plus
b.2000
band/orchestra
with Wendy Lewis; James Carter
James Carter
James Carter
b.1969
sax, tenor
Organ Trio; Conversations with Christian McBride
Christian McBride
Christian McBride
b.1972
bass
; Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra; Brian Blade
Brian Blade
Brian Blade
b.1970
drums
& The Fellowship Band; Rudresh Mahanthappa
Rudresh Mahanthappa
Rudresh Mahanthappa
b.1971
sax, alto
's Indo-Pak Coalition; Rashied Ali
Rashied Ali
Rashied Ali
1935 - 2009
drums
-Charles Gayle-{{William Parker's “By Any Means"; Alfredo Rodriguez; The Rodriguez Brothers, Roy Guzman Quintet

Tickets are on sale nowat jazzfestival55.com, by phone at (800) 514-3849 and by mail at George Wein's CareFusion Jazz Festival 55, PO BOX 3865, Newport, RI 02840.


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