Natixis Global Asset Management Announces Scholarship Award for High-School Student to Attend Berklee’s Five-Week Summer

  Natixis Global Asset Management Announces Scholarship Award for High-School
  Student to Attend Berklee’s Five-Week Summer Performance Program

Samuel Joseph from Readville will receive the Natixis-Berklee City Music
Scholarship at Boston’s biggest block party – Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival

Business Wire

BOSTON -- September 23, 2013

Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM), one of the world’s leading asset
managers, and Berklee College of Music announced today that Readville resident
Samuel Joseph will receive this year’s $5,000 Natixis-Berklee City Music
Scholarship Award on Saturday, September 28 during the Berklee BeanTown Jazz
Festival. The scholarship will cover the cost to attend Berklee’s Five-Week
Summer Performance Program.

“We’re looking forward to another fun BeanTown Jazz Festival and the great
memories created at this landmark event,” said John Hailer, president and
chief executive officer, Natixis Global Asset Management – The Americas &
Asia. “The festival is free and provides terrific opportunities for families
to come together to hear exceptional music.”

As part of NGAM’s broad efforts to expose students to the benefits of music,
the firm has engaged in multi-year sponsorship agreements with Berklee College
of Music for their Summer in the City Concert Series and BeanTown Jazz
Festival, and with the Newport Festivals Foundation for the world-renowned
Newport Jazz Festival. The firm also expanded its music scholarship program
this year to include three $5,000 scholarships for talented high school
students to further their musical and college pursuits. Two scholarships were
awarded at the Newport Jazz Festival last month to selected student musicians
from the Rhode Island Music Educators Association Jazz Band and the
Massachusetts Music Educators Association All-State Jazz Band.

“This year’s theme at BeanTown – Jazz: The Next Generation – ties in nicely
with the Natixis-Berklee City Music Scholarship,” Hailer added. “Samuel is a
smart, wonderfully determined young person who is committed to his music and
this scholarship will help achieve his dreams of a music education.”

“Natixis Global Asset Management is a great partner for Berklee College of
Music because the firm understands the power of music to build a better
world,” said Berklee College of Music President Roger Brown. “We’re grateful
for their continued support of young musicians and look forward to another
successful festival.”

The Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival –Boston’s biggest block party – takes
place on Saturday, September 28, from noon to 6 p.m. on Columbus Avenue
between Massachusetts Avenue and Burke Street in Boston’s South End. The
outdoor performances are open to the public free of charge. Highlights include
Meshell Ndegeocello; Will Calhoun Trio, led by the Grammy Award-winning
alumnus and drummer of the band Living Colour; and Robin McKelle & the
Flytones.

Celebration of this year’s Jazz: The Next Generation theme includes
performances by some of the genre’s most acclaimed up-and-coming alumni
artists, including Grammy-nominated trumpeter Christian Scott; Mike Tucker
Trio featuring vibraphonist Warren Wolf; and the Matt Savage Quartet featuring
sax great Bobby Watson.

Faculty and students also play a major role, with performances by faculty
artists Lawrence “Larry” Watson & the Workforce, The Bell Affair, Matt Jenson
& the Liquid Revolution, and Rick DiMuzio Quintet; and students including
Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors featuring Adam Cruz, Jazz Revelation Records
artist the Simon Moullier Quartet, Giorgi Mikadze Group, the Berklee P-Funk
Ensemble and the Berklee City Music All Stars Big Band Jazz Ensemble. Street
performers Marcus Santos & Bloco AfroBrazil will perform throughout the
afternoon.

The Natixis Family Park will transform Carter Playground on Columbus Avenue
with activities including inflatables, face painting, and an instrument
petting zoo staffed by Berklee professionals. The park also hosts KidsJam, an
interactive program led by Berklee’s Music Education department, introducing
young children to a variety of musical activities, including singing and sound
exploration, playing rhythm instruments, and creating, listening, and
responding to music.

The outdoor celebration also features a variety of vendor booths offering
foods and crafts from all over the world.

Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival also presents ticketed concerts during the
weekend of the festival. Visit ScullersJazz.com and Berklee.edu/bpc for more
information.

Check beantownjazz.org for updates and a full schedule of events.

About Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the
best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and
practice of contemporary music. For more than 65 years, the college has
evolved to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business,
leading the way with the world’s first baccalaureate studies in jazz, rock,
electric guitar, film scoring, songwriting, turntables, electronic production,
and more than a dozen other genres and fields of study. Berklee serves
distance learners worldwide through its award-winning online extension school,
Berklee Online.The college’s national after-school music program for
underserved teens, the Berklee City Music Network, is in 30 cities and
counting. A new campus in Spain, Berklee in Valencia, began hosting the
college’s first graduate programs in the fall of 2012. With a diverse and
talented student body representing more than 80 countries, and alumni and
faculty that have collectively won more than 270 Grammys and Latin Grammys,
Berklee is the world's premier learning lab for the music of today – and
tomorrow.

About Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A.

Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. (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.

  ^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.

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Contact:

NATIXIS GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT
Crystal Sullivan, 617-449-2126
crystal.sullivan@ngam.natixis.com
or
BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Margot Edwards, 617-747-2004
medwards@berklee.edu
 
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