LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bank of the West is once again the presenting sponsor of the Newport Beach Jazz Festival, which takes place May 31 through June 2 in Newport Beach, California. The bank is currently in its fifth year as a supporter, and recently signed a three-year extension to remain the presenting sponsor of the festival.
"Bank of the West has a long tradition of involvement with music and the arts, as well as educational, cultural and sporting events in the communities we serve," said George Stanfield, executive vice president and head of the Southern California Division for Bank of the West. "We're pleased to support the Newport Beach Jazz Festival and in doing so, benefit the many entrepreneurs and small businesses that are connected with this event, as well as this vibrant community where so many of our employees and customers live and work."
Known as Southern California's most famous smooth jazz festival, the three-day Newport Beach Jazz Festival attracts over 10,000 music fans, making this venue one of the largest events of its kind on the West Coast. More than 20 artists will perform during the course of the weekend, including Grammy Award winning artists Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Al Jarreau, and Latin jazz icon Poncho Sanchez.
Besides the Newport Beach Jazz Festival, Bank of the West will sponsor Jazz Fest West in San Dimas, July 21- 22.
Bank of the West's Southern California region includes over 80 retail banking and commercial offices, as well as the bank's Pacific Rim Division.
About Bank of the West
Founded in 1874, $62 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 600 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