This morning, my inbox contained this message from the producers of the Rochester International Jazz Festival:
For release January 31, 2007
Rochester International Jazz Festival Producers and Baltimore Mayor to Announce Major New Jazz Festival at Press Conference in Baltimore Wednesday
Rochester Companies to Play Key Role
Announcement of a Jazz Festival in the Inner Harbor and areas of downtown Baltimore
in August 2007.
Wednesday, January 31, 2007 – 9:30 A.M.
Mayor Sheila Dixon will unveil the Festivalâ€™s official name and logo, introduce the
eventâ€™s two producers and corporate sponsor. The festivalâ€™s producers, as well as the CEO of the corporate presenting partner, will be available following the press conference for interviews.
Mayorâ€™s Executive Conference Room – 2nd Floor of Baltimoreâ€™s City Hall, 100 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
- Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon
- John Nugent and Marc Iacona, Co-producers and Partners in the Rochester-based
company, RIJF, LLC
- Rochester-based Corporate Presenting Partner
As you may already know, John Nugent produces the Stockholm Jazz Festival in Sweden. Now it looks like he’s adding another U.S. festival to his growing production company. That’s exciting news for jazz fans, and exciting news for Baltimore.
I wrote yesterday about the benefits for Rochester of the jazz festival. It looks like Baltimore has already realized the potential of a major cultural event. I’m glad to see their mayor out in front. I was also glad to see Rochester Mayor Bob Duffy at the RIJF press conference last year. Our mantra should be: Remember Montreal!