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CareFusion To Sponsor Newport Jazz Fest

NEW YORK, NY (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — David Schlotterbeck, CEO of CareFusion, announced that the corporation will be the title sponsor for George Wein’s Jazz Festival 55 in Newport, RI. In addition, CareFusion will sponsor a festival to be produced by Mr. Wein in New York City in June 2010. These commitments by CareFusion, a global provider of product and services that measurably improve the productivity and safety of health care, are part of a worldwide program to associate the corporation with jazz festivals in Newport, Chicago, Monterey, Manly (Australia), Paris and New York.

“The magic is still with us,” Wein said today. “Over the decades, sponsors have always found us, as is the case with CareFusion. We were going forward in producing the jazz festival in Newport without a sponsor; but when we got the call from CareFusion, this guaranteed that our work of 55 years in Newport would continue. New Yorkers and jazz fans around the world will be pleased to know that CareFusion will make it possible for jazz to once again take over the city in June. We are looking forward to creating an exciting and innovative 2010 CareFusion New York Jazz Festival to add to the important New York cultural scene.”

The CareFusion Jazz Festival Series includes:

  • George Wein’s CareFusion Jazz Festival 55, August 7 – 9, 2009
  • CareFusion Chicago Jazz Festival, September 4 – 6, 2009
  • CareFusion Presents Dizzy’s Den at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Sept 18 – 20, 2009
  • CareFusion Manly Jazz Festival (Australia), October 3 – 5, 2009
  • CareFusion Paris Jazz Festival, October 16 – 24, 2009
  • CareFusion New York Jazz Festival, June 2010 (exact dates TBD)

    –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers