Newport Jazz Seeking Sponsor

Festival producer George Wein is once again in the market for sponsors for his Newport, R.I., and New York City jazz festivals.

The Newport Jazz Festival previously had a longtime partner in JVC, which held sponsorship rights for 23 years. The company also sponsored the New York Jazz Festival in recent years. Medical services company CareFusion stepped in as sponsor for the past two years.

“Any organization that gets involved with the jazz festival in Newport will enjoy a newsworthy celebration of America’s music,” Wein said in a statement. “The sponsorship fee is attractive and the benefits are immediate and substantial. We look forward to building new relationships as we continue to bring great music to Newport.”

Despite the lack of a sponsor, the 2011 installment of the Newport Jazz Festival is scheduled Aug. 5-7 at Rhode Island’s Fort Adams State Park and performers are expected to be announced in April.

For information regarding sponsorship packages for the events, contact [email protected].