JVC Jazz Festival
The highly acclaimed JVC JAZZ FESTIVAL celebrates 23 years of presenting outstanding musical performances by legendary artists from around the world.
The 2006 JVC Jazz Festival will run from May through October 2006 and feature a diverse musical mix from legendary performers appearing in cities throughout the U.S. and around the world.
As the proud sponsor, JVC has helped this venerable and immensely popular event become a global celebration of extraordinary music, drawing renowned performers that have entertained an audience of over 3.5 million people worldwide. This year’s JVC Jazz Festival will bring live jazz to audiences in New York, Newport (RI), Miami Beach, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay area, Chicago, Paris, The Hague and Warsaw.
JVC’s longstanding involvement with jazz stems from the company’s audio industry heritage, which began in 1927 with the production of records and gramophones. JVC has since grown into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics products, supplying the world with state-of-the-art audio and video components, including a full range of digital home theater and high definition video products.
The JVC Jazz Festival made its debut in 1984 when JVC teamed up with jazz impresario George Wein to create an event that for the past 21 years has been a driving force behind the growing popularity of jazz around the world.
“The JVC Jazz Festival allows people worldwide to enjoy great live music by some of the world’s most talented artists,” said Craig Geiger, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer for JVC Company of America. “Our enduring sponsorship reflects our appreciation for great music and our commitment to provide people with the means to enjoy it – whether live through the JVC Jazz Festival or through the use of our products.”