The JVC Jazz Festivals
The JVC International Jazz Festival Program started in 1984 and has
continued around the globe without pause ever since. Over the past sixteen years, JVC has sponsored over 117 major jazz festivals to live audiences of over three-and-a-half million people. The festivals have presented over 40,000 individual musicians including such greats as: Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, David Brubeck, Cassandra Wilson, Michael Brecker, Joshua Redman, Buddy Guy and Harry Connick, Jr.
The festivals have played in locations as diverse as the Roman arena in Nice, France; Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center in Manhattan; the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles; the Royal Gardens of Turin, Italy; the Royal Albert Hall, London; the Berlin Philharmonic; the Theatre Champs Elyses and Salle Pleyel, Paris, and hundreds of other top concert halls around the world.
The annual PBS television special recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival has been viewed by over 20 million people. And now, selected concerts can be heard on the Net as well, on GMN Jazz, with a potential audience of 100 million worldwide.
All in all, the JVC family of jazz festivals represents the longest-running and most far-reaching series of sponsored music events in history.