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A Message From George Wein | Artistshare Partners With The Newport Jazz Festival | Artistshare Enters 10th Year Of Operations

Published: 2013-01-04
George Wein A Message from George Wein:
“At the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival, Maria Schneider debuted an original work which she composed for her appearance at Newport. It was especially meaningful, as she dedicated the piece to me.

Maria funded this work through her own ArtistShare program, but our presentation of her at Newport was made possible by our non-profit status and the many donations we receive from our board members and supporters.

Your donation to the Newport Jazz Festival ArtistShare projects will help make these kinds of unique performances and commissions possible."
ArtistShare Partners with the Newport Jazz Festival

ArtistShare is pleased to announce its new partnership with the Newport Jazz Festival, founded by George Wein. The Newport Jazz Festival is the most celebrated jazz festival in the world. It has become a model for nearly every other music festival since its inception in 1954. The Newport Jazz Festival respects and honors the jazz tradition, serves as a place where the legends pass the torch to younger musicians to perpetuate the art form, and presents the greatest jazz performers in the world following the traditions of New Orleans, swing, bebop and modal music. Through our partnership, the historic Newport Jazz Festival will be able to take advantage of the fan-funded business model to sustain itself for future generations.

Newport Project Update

As we begin 2013, we are in the process of mixing the live recordings we made at the Newport Jazz Festival Gala. This is the very first project in our new partnership with the Newport Jazz Festival. This album features jazz legends Dianne Reeves and Peter Martin, Bill Frisell, Lionel Loueke, Jason Moran, Ingrid Jensen, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Anat Cohen, Edmar Castaneda, Lewis Nash, and Steve Wilson.

Contributions to the Newport Jazz Festival ArtistShare Project will not only allow the Newport Festivals Foundation to commission original compositions, which will be featured at future Newport Jazz Festivals, but will also support the release of the very first live CD recorded at the Newport Festivals Foundation Gala.

For more information, visit the Newport Jazz Festival ArtistShare Project Homepage.

ArtistShare 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

On October 16th, 2012 ArtistShare entered its 10th year of operations. As the pioneer of the crowdfunding movement, we take pride in ArtistShare’s many accomplishments over the last 10 years. With the current, ever-growing popularity of crowdfunding, the first decade in the life of ArtistShare represents an important milestone in the history of the fan-funded business model. Throughout the coming year ArtistShare will be celebrating 10 years of fan-funded projects with special events, new releases, and a few surprises.

Founded in 2001 by guitarist and producer Brian Camelio, ArtistShare was the first fan-funded internet platform. ArtistShare’s mission is to connect artists with fans in order to support the creation of new artistic works. ArtistShare’s accolades thus far include 5 Grammy awards and 18 Grammy nominations. The ArtistShare roster includes some of today’s most prestigious artists including Pulitzer prize and Oscar nominated writers, Guggenheim fellowship recipients, Grammy winners, and NEA Jazz Masters.


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