Participant Offers


Newport Jazz Gala! LTD Edition CD

Newport Jazz Gala! LTD Edition CD
  • Receive Newport Jazz Gala! ArtistShare® Project CD via mail
  • The complete ArtistShare Project Experience - including access to the process behind the creation of the CD and interviews with musicians
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Project Highlights

  • Receive prominent credit listing on The Gala Limited Edition CD  packaging and project website
  • Receive a 5-year pass to the Newport Jazz Festival®
  • Announce an artist performance on stage at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival®
  • Attend a Newport Festivals Foundation® Gala event in 2013 as a VIP guest and have backstage access at the festival
  • Go out on the town with George Wein for a night of dinner, discussion, and jazz in NYC
  • Hear exclusive previews of the Gala recording and watch it come to life
  • Receive an online backstage pass where we go behind-the-scenes at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival® with exclusive artist interviews and video from the event

About this project

You can hear an exclusive preview of "I'm In Love Again," a song from the Newport Jazz Festival® Gala CD featuring vocalist Dianne Reeves and pianist Peter Martin below:

Welcome to the Newport Jazz Festival® project on ArtistShare.  Through this project, you will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to be a part of this important musical, cultural, and historical event. 

The Newport Jazz Festival®, founded by George Wein, 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.  Now you can play an important role in perpetuating this legacy.

We invite you to join us and be a part of the project as it unfolds.   By participating, you will receive an online backstage pass as we go behind-the-scenes at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival®.  The culmination of the project will be a live CD recorded at the Newport Festivals Foundation® Gala event on August 4, 2012.  The recording will feature world renowned artists such as Bill Frisell, Anat Cohen, Steve Wilson, Lewis Nash, Jason Moran, Ingrid Jensen, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Edmar Castaneda, Lionel Loueke, and Dianne Reeves with Peter Martin.