Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM) and Newport Festivals Foundation have entered into a three-year sponsorship agreement that highlights aspiring young jazz performers. This concert season, a $5,000 NGAM scholarship is being awarded to a select student musician from The Rhode Island Music Educators Association Jazz Band, an all-star, all-state band of high school jazz musicians from Rhode Island who will be the opening performance of the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

Natixis Global Asset Management operates as the principal asset management organization of Natixis, a publicly traded global financial services firm. NGAM sponsors programs and events that enrich the lives of individuals and preserve the cultural experience for future generations through music.

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