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Comcast To Sponsor San Jose Jazz Festival

Comcast, the country's leading cable and broadband communications provider, has

signed on as the title sponsor of the 14th Annual Comcast San Jose Jazz Festival. The Festival takes place August 7-10 in and around Plaza de Cesar Chavez in downtown San Jose, CA. The festival celebrates bringing free jazz to the Bay Area and features hundreds of musicians on multiple stages devoted to Latin and salsa, big band, blues, ensemble and straight ahead jazz, as well as fusion and world music.

"We're excited about Comcast's leadership role in the festival," said Steve Saperstein, general director of the San Jose Jazz Society. "As our title sponsor, Comcast, along with our other lead sponsors, makes it possible to for us to hold a world-class event and keep the festival free for everyone."

"Our lead sponsorship of the Comcast San Jose Jazz Festival is part of our ongoing commitment to the people we serve and the places where we do business in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout California," said Scott Binder, regional senior vice president for Comcast in the Bay Area.

Artists scheduled to appear at the festival include Nnenna Freelon, Jimmy Heath, Cubanismo, Yellowjackets, Greg Osby, Nestor Torres, Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca and Ledisi, as well as two of the hottest rising stars in jazz, 15-year-old guitarist Julian Lage and 18-year-old pianist Taylor Eigsti.