Bank of the West Sponsors Southern California’s Most Famous Smooth Jazz Festival
LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Bank of the West is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Jazz Festival, to be held May 18 -20 in Newport Beach.
More than 25 smooth-jazz artists will perform during the three-day event, including three-time Grammy-nominated artist Boney James. The festival attracts over 10,000 music fans, making this venue one of the premier smooth jazz festivals in Southern California.
“Bank of the West has a strong tradition of supporting the music and the arts, as well as education, cultural and sporting events in the communities we serve,” said Rick Davis, Bank of the West’s Southern California Division executive. “This sponsorship is just one way of thanking thousands of customers while also supporting the Southern California music scene that contributes to our vibrant community.”
Besides the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Jazz Festival, Bank of the West will sponsor two other highly-regarded jazz festivals in Southern California: the KSBR Birthday Bash 2012 on May 27 in Mission Viejo, and Jazz Fest West in San Dimas, July 21- 22, featuring Charlie Wilson, Chaka Khan and Kenny G.
About Bank of the West
Founded in 1874, $62.4 billion-asset Bank of the West (www.bankofthewest.com), member FDIC and equal housing lender, offers a full range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services. The bank operates more than 700 retail and commercial banking locations in 19 Western and Midwestern states. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 80 countries with nearly 200,000 employees.
SOURCE Bank of the West