The brand that’s imported from Detroit will help bring some of the world’s top jazz musicians back to the city this summer, when the Chrysler division will step up as the presenting sponsor of the 2013 Detroit Jazz Festival. It’s the second consecutive year that Chrysler has been the leading corporate supporter of the event, which is the largest free jazz festival in the world.
“Having the Chrysler brand on board again means so much to the Detroit Jazz Festival, and also to the city of Detroit. We’re coming together to create meaningful and fun opportunities for Detroit communities year-round, and amazing Labor Day weekend performances for those all over the world,” said Gretchen Valade, chair of the Foundation Board of Directors, Detroit Jazz Festival.
As always, the 34th annual gathering will be held during Labor Day weekend, and is expected to once again draw impressive crowds of both jazz enthusiasts and jazz artists. The 2012 Festival, for example, attracted approximately 750,000 visitors from all over the world to see and hear jazz legends like Sonny Rollins, Wynton Marsalis, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter and Marcus Belgrave. And while this year’s lineup of musicians has yet to be released, Chrysler has announced its own roster for the weekend: On display will be vehicles like the Chrysler 300 Motown and John Varvatos editions, as well as the Chrysler 200 S.
"Not only is the Detroit Jazz Festival a world-class arts and education contributor, it's an economic booster for the city and one of the many beautiful stories that continues to be ’Imported from Detroit,’” said Saad Chehab, president and CEO of the Chrysler brand. "The Detroit Jazz Festival spreads the message about the beauty of Detroit and provides an enriching cultural experience for jazz and music lovers across the country. The people and the commitment behind these events is what continue to inspire the Chrysler brand’s 'Imported from Detroit' campaign."
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