Natixis Global Asset Management Presents
Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival
Featuring Terri Lyne Carrington, Paula Cole, Lalah Hathaway, Hey Rim Jeon, and More
One of Boston’s Largest, Most Popular Festivals Celebrates Jazz: The Next Generation this September
“This landmark Boston event is an extraordinary and meaningful opportunity to hear free world-class concerts in a family-friendly environment,” said John Hailer, president & chief executive officer, Natixis Global Asset Management – The Americas & Asia. “Music inspires. It fosters creativity, discipline and commitment and that’s a winning combination that few would dispute. To support the Berklee BeanTown Jazz festival is to help support an incredible environment where families from Boston’s diverse neighborhoods can be introduced to top-notch artists who may serve as role models for the music world’s future stars.”
Boston’s biggest block party takes place on Saturday, September 28, from noon to 6:00 p.m. on Columbus Avenue between Massachusetts Avenue and Burke Street in Boston’s South End. This year, the festival celebrates Jazz: The Next Generation.
The outdoor celebration also features an intriguing variety of family activities at the Natixis Family Park and vendor booths offering foods and crafts from all over the world. The Natixis Family Park will transform Carter Playground on Columbus Avenue into a hub of activity including inflatables, face painting, and an instrument petting zoo staffed by Berklee professionals.
NGAM is also the presenting sponsor of the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival®.
About Berklee College of Music
Berklee College of Music, for over 65 years, has evolved to support its belief that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through contemporary music education. The college was the first in the U.S. to teach jazz, the popular music of the time. It incorporated rock n’ roll in the 1960s, created the world's first degree programs in film scoring, music synthesis, and songwriting, and, in recent years, added world music, hip-hop, electronica, and video game music to its curriculum. With a diverse student body representing over 80 countries and a music industry “who’s who” of alumni that have received 222 Grammy Awards, 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-boutique 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 2012 ranked Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. as the 13th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2011.
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2009 Press Coverage
- Masses pack Hub for '09 BeanTown jazz festival (Bay State Banner, October 1, 2009)
- Review: BeanTown Jazz Festival (Boston Phoenix, September 28, 2009)
- Berklee throws Kickin' blues bash (Boston Herald, September 27, 2009)
- Beantown Jazz Festival salutes saxman Newman (Patriot Ledger, September 26, 2009)
- Coming Home (Boston Phoenix, September 25, 2009)
- Quartet doesn't miss a beat (Boston Globe, September 25, 2009)
- BeanTown Jazz Festival celebrates its ninth year (South End News, September 23, 2009)
- BeanTown Sings the Blues (All About Jazz, September 21, 2009)
- Beantown Jazz Festival returns (NECN, September 17, 2009)
- Carrington drums up interest for BeanTown jazz fest (Boston Herald, September 16, 2009)
- Fall Arts Preview (Boston Globe, September 13, 2009)