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Natixis Global Asset Management and Newport Jazz Festival Announce 2013 Scholarship Recipients and Performance Lineup

  Natixis Global Asset Management and Newport Jazz Festival Announce 2013
  Scholarship Recipients and Performance Lineup

  *Newport Music Scholarships will go to Chase Ceglie from Rhode Island Music
    Educators Association Jazz Band and Ray Fuller from Massachusetts Music
    Educators Association All-State Jazz Band

Business Wire

BOSTON -- July 29, 2013

Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM) and Newport Festivals Foundation,
Inc.™, in their third year partnering on the Newport Jazz Festival^®, today
announced the winners of the Natixis Global Asset Management Newport Jazz
Festival Scholarships. In an expansion of its scholarship program, this year
NGAM will grant two $5,000 scholarships. The awards will be presented at the
Newport Jazz Festival to Chase Ceglie, tenor saxophonist in the Rhode Island
Music Educators Association (RIMEA) Senior All-State Jazz Band, and to Ray
Fuller, trumpeterwith the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA)
All-State Jazz Band. RIMEA is set to perform on the Harbor Stage on Saturday,
August 3, at 10:45 a.m. and MMEA will perform on the Harbor Stage on Sunday,
August 4, at 11 a.m.

“We’re pleased to have the continued support of Natixis Global Asset
Management as we near the Newport Jazz Festival’s incredible milestone of 60
years,” said George Wein, producer and chairman of the Newport Festivals
Foundation, Inc. “I’m blessed to be able to share the gift of music and expose
audiences to both the legends of jazz and the up-and-coming talents. NGAM’s
support helps broaden those opportunities.”

“Partnering with George Wein on the Newport Jazz Festival is truly an honor,”
said John Hailer, president and chief executive officer, Natixis Global Asset
Management – The Americas and Asia. “His passion for music is infectious, and
his effort to maintain the legacy of the festival across the globe aligns well
with our corporate philosophy of thinking about the long term and uniting
global cultures.”

Over the years the Newport Jazz Festival has hosted performances by some of
the world’s leading established artists. It has also provided worldwide
exposure for the emerging artists who will make up the next generation of jazz
musicians. NGAM’s own desire to support jazz took shape three years ago when
the firm signed on as presenting sponsor of the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival.
That support has grown to include a scholarship program for young musicians,
as well as a sponsorship agreement with the Berklee College of Music.

“Music is a form of artistic expression that offers many social and academic
benefits,” said Hailer. “We’re proud to help support opportunities for
multi-disciplined student musicians to focus on their music and college
pursuits.”

At this year’s Newport festival, NGAM will present two $5,000 Natixis-Newport
Jazz Festival Scholarships to selected student musicians Chase Ceglie from
Newport, RI, and Ray Fuller from Foxboro, MA. Chase is a tenor saxophonist
with the RIMEA band, and Ray is a trumpet player with MMEA. Each student will
be awarded a scholarship following performances at the festival with their
respective all-star high school jazz bands.

Founded in 1954 as the first annual jazz festival in America, the Newport Jazz
Festival has been host to numerous legendary performances by some of the
world’s leading established and emerging artists. The storied tradition
continues on this year’s slate, with saxophonist Wayne Shorter’s 80^th
Birthday Celebration featuring the Wayne Shorter Quartet with Danilo Perez,
John Patitucci and Brian Blade plus special guest Herbie Hancock; Chick Corea
(fronting The Vigil Band); Eddie Palmieri (with his Salsa Orchestra); Roy
Haynes (leading his Fountain of Youth Band); Joshua Redman; Michel Camilo;
Terence Blanchard and others sharing the festival bill with rising stars
Esperanza Spalding; Gregory Porter; Robert Glasper; Edmar Castañeda; Hiromi;
and Jon Batiste. Other highly anticipated performances include a set marking
the 35^th anniversary of New Orleans greats The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Steve
Coleman in three different projects, veteran Chicago vocalist Dee Alexander
and the Dizzy Gillespie™ Big Band under the direction of Paquito D’Rivera.

On opening night, Friday, August 2, at 8 p.m. at the International Tennis Hall
of Fame at the Newport Casino (194 Bellevue Avenue), multiple Grammy Award^®
winning singer Natalie Cole is on the same bill as her uncle, renowned singer
and pianist Freddy Cole, a special guest of the Bill Charlap Trio. The evening
kicks off with an exclusive cocktail party.

Following the opening night, the Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis
Global Asset Management features an exciting Saturday (August 3) lineup on
three unique stages from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Fort Adams State Park (90
Fort Adams Drive). The roster includes Wayne Shorter’s 80^th Birthday
Celebration: Wayne Shorter Quartet featuring Danilo Perez, John Patitucci &
Brian Blade plus special guest Herbie Hancock; Esperanza Spalding – Radio
Music Society; Michel Camilo Sextet; Terence Blanchard Quintet; Robert Glasper
Experiment; Gregory Porter; Edmar Castañeda; Ray Anderson Pocket Brass Band;
Amir ElSaffar Two Rivers; Bill Charlap Trio with guests Bob Wilber and Anat
Cohen; Mary Halvorson Quintet; Rez Abassi Trio; and others to be announced.

On Sunday, August 4, the music continues at Fort Adams at 10:30 a.m. with
Chick Corea & The Vigil with Christian McBride, Tim Garland, Marcus Gilmore
and Charles Altura; Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra; Roy Haynes Fountain of
Youth Band featuring Jaleel Shaw, Martin Bejerano and David Wong; Dizzy
Gillespie™ Big Band under the direction of Paquito D’Rivera; Hiromi: The Trio
Project with Anthony Jackson and Steve Smith; Joshua Redman Quartet; Jim Hall
Quartet featuring Julian Lage; Jon Batiste & Stay Human; Dee Alexander: Songs
That My Mother Loved; The Dirty Dozen Brass Band; Lew Tabackin Quartet with
Randy Brecker, Peter Washington and Lewis Nash; Donny McCaslin Group; Steve
Coleman Projects: Five Elements, Talea Ensemble and Duo with Tyshawn Sorey;
David Gilmore & Numerology featuring Claudia Acuña, Miguel Zenón, Luis
Perdomo, Christian McBride, Jeff “Tain” Watts and Mino Cinelu; and others to
be announced.

TICKETS & OTHER INFORMATION

Tickets for the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset
Management are available at www.newportjazzfest.net, by phone and by mail.

Tickets for the Friday, August 2 concert are $40–$100. All seats are reserved.
The Opening Night Cocktail Party, a Newport summer tradition, kicks off the
evening from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. This exclusive party welcomes a limited
number of attendees for an evening of great music, food and beverages. Tickets
are $50 for Tennis Hall of Fame members and $60 for non-members. Pricing
includes open bar and hors d’oeuvres. Party attendees must have a ticket to
the Newport Jazz Festival concert. To order Cocktail Party tickets, call (401)
324-4072 or go online at www.tennisfame.com.

A limited number of general admission adult two-day passes are available for
$135 for Saturday and Sunday.Single-day general admission adult tickets are
$74 in advance and $84 at the gate, if available.Children’s tickets for ages
3–15 are $15 per day.Children under 3 are free.A new student price of $20 is
available for high school students older than 15 and college students with
valid ID. Students must use the Student gate and present valid ID to enter the
festival. Offer valid for eligible students while supplies last. Not valid on
reserved seating or for the Friday night event.

Parking passes are also available online for $12.Service charges apply to all
tickets purchased online or by phone.

Premium Seating tickets for Fort Adams concerts are available for $125 per
day. Reserved Seating is $90.

Single-day general admission tickets also can be purchased in person at the
Newport Visitors Information Center, located at 23 America’s Cup Avenue.Visit
www.gonewport.com for office hours and information. No service charges apply.

There will be a festival office in the Newport area where tickets can be
purchased in person at a later date.For general information, craft vendor
information or to leave a message for festival staff, call the festival
hotline at (401) 848-5055.For more information, log on to
www.newportjazzfest.net or www.newportfestivalsfoundation.org.

About Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A.

Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. (www.ngam.natixis.com) ranks among the
world’s 15 largest asset managers.^1 As a multi-affiliate company, NGAM brings
together the expertise of multiple specialized investment managers under one
umbrella with the belief that this combined expertise offers unique market
perspective. The firm spreads this same ideal in the global community by
sponsoring programs and events that help enrich the lives of individuals and
enhance and preserve the cultural experience for future generations through
music.

About Newport Festivals Foundation™

The Newport Festivals Foundation was founded by George Wein in 2010 to build
and continue the legacies of the famed Newport Jazz Festival^® and Newport
Folk Festival^®. Under the auspices of the Foundation, the Newport Jazz
Festival presents performers who respect and honor jazz music traditions, and
at the same time reflect the changes in today's musical trends. Through the
establishment of partnerships with local high schools and
colleges/universities, the Foundation will present programs to educate young
people about jazz music as presented at the annual festivals. For more
information, please visit www.newportfestivalsfoundation.org.

^1 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2013 ranked Natixis Global
Asset Management, S.A. as the 15^th largest asset manager in the world based
on assets under management as of December 31, 2012.

Artists subject to change.

The 2013 Newport Jazz Festival^® and Newport Folk Festival^® are productions
of Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.™, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation,
under license from Festival Productions, Inc. and George Wein; all rights
reserved.

This release may contain references to third party copyrights, indexes and
trademarks, each of which is the property of its respective owner. Such owner
is not affiliated with NGAM or any of its related or affiliated companies and
does not sponsor, endorse or participate in the provision of any NGAM
services, funds or other financial products.

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Contact:

NATIXIS GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT
Crystal Sullivan, 617-449-2126
crystal.sullivan@ngam.natixis.com
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NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL/NEWPORT FESTIVALS FOUNDATION
Carolyn McClair, 917-686-0854
info@carolynmclairpr.com
 
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