New Jersey Performing Arts Center Announces TD Bank as Title Sponsor of TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival

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NJPAC announced today that TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, has been named as title sponsor of NJPAC’s TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival taking place at the Arts Center and other community venues around Newark, New Jersey from Oct. 15-21, 2012.

NJPAC announced today that TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, has been named as title sponsor of NJPAC’s TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival taking place at the Arts Center and other community venues around Newark, New Jersey from Oct. 15-21, 2012.

TD Bank became the title sponsor of the James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival in part as an extension of its community outreach and long history of supporting jazz events throughout North America.

“Besides being an important supporter of the Newark community, TD Bank’s ongoing support of the arts is impressive” said John Schreiber, NJPAC President and CEO. “TD Bank has become synonymous with the top international jazz festivals, and we are proud to be joining the TD jazz family in our inaugural year.”

The TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival, co-presented with WBGO Jazz88.3 FM, features two star-studded Prudential Hall concerts: For Love of Moody: A Jazz Celebration (Oct. 19) featuring jazz icons George Benson, The Manhattan Transfer, David Sanborn and others, and Miles Davis and Gil Evans: Still Ahead (Oct. 20), an all-star recreation of the landmark original Gil Evans arrangements of the classic Miles Davis recordings of Porgy and Bess, Sketches of Spain, and Miles Ahead featuring trumpeters Terence Blanchard and Sean Jones and others. The festival also includes the world premiere of Magic Tree House: A Night in New Orleans, based on a book in the phenomenally popular Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne, the debut of Dorthaan’s Place, an ongoing jazz brunch named after “Newark’s First Lady of Jazz,” Dorthaan Kirk, the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, and concerts and events throughout the Newark community. For a festival lineup, visit http://bit.ly/Sj0k99

“Jazz is one of America’s greatest art forms and it appeals to a great cross-section of society,” said Nick Miceli, Market President for TD Bank. “As a supporter of music-based community and educational programs throughout North America, TD Bank is proud to be the title sponsor of the James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival.”

Since becoming a visible presence in the North Jersey market, TD Bank has been an active supporter of a variety of cultural and educational initiatives, most notably partnerships to expose youngsters in urban communities to the arts.

About NJPAC
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey -- where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. As New Jersey’s Town Square, NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the State’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted over 6 million visitors (more than one million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents. Visit http://www.njpac.org or call 1-888-GO-NJPAC for more information.

About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing nearly 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,280 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized wealth management services through TD Wealth, insurance products and services through TD Insurance, Inc., and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., and Portland, Maine. To learn more, find TD Bank on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TDMoneyLoungeUS, on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/TDBank_US, or visit http://www.tdbank.com.

TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America and one of the few banks in the world rated Aaa by Moody's. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD." To learn more, visit http://www.td.com.

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