SOURCE: NASDAQ

November 14, 2005 10:38 ET

Revised: The Jazz Foundation of America Director to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

-- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2005 --


What:

On November 16th, The Jazz Foundation of America will hold its first ever auction to raise money to continue the work that is keeping the New Orleans music, and the musicians, alive.

Items up for auction include:

--  Miles Davis's boa constrictor snakeskin jacket
--  Prince Max of Schaumburg-Lippe will offer a stay at his palatial home
    in Salzburg, never before opened to anyone outside the royal family, except
    Onassis and his Highness, the Aga Khan.
--  The famous Blue Note CLub Bosendorfer piano, played on by all the
    legends.
--  Wendy Oxenhorn, Director of The Jazz Foundation of America will preside
    over the closing bell. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, The Jazz Foundation was
    assisting 35 elderly jazz and blues musicians in crisis a week!
    
Since the disaster hit New Orleans' rich music community the Jazz Foundation responded instantaneously, developing new programs to meet the dire needs of these world-beloved displaced musicians.

Through an emergency housing fund made possible by E*TRADE Financial Group, who has been the largest corporate supporter of the Jazz Foundation, along with Time Warner, has enabled the Jazz Foundation to set up a housing fund to support the many musicians and their families displaced through Hurricane Katrina. Through their donation, the Foundation can now provide New Orleans musicians a chance to get a place of their own by providing crucial funds by paying rent or mortgages to keep destroyed homes from foreclosure to get musicians and their families back on their feet.

The Jazz Foundation has distributed more than $120,000 worth of DONATED instruments, and through the newly initiated AGNES VARES/JAZZ FOUNDATION Jazz IN THE SCHOOLS PROGRAM, is enabling 324 Band performances in 5 States insuring work in Texas, Louisiana, and Georgia by each employing approx. 7 five-member bands for 6 months! And, as always, the Foundation is doing this "One musician at a time."

For donations: www.jazzfoundation.org
To see online items:
go to www.gottahaveit.com
Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite -- 4 Times Square -- 43rd & Broadway -- Broadcast Studio

When:

Monday, November 14th, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. EST

Feed Information:

The closing bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA-6 C-band/transponder 17. The downlink frequency is 4040 Vertical; Audio 6.2-6.8. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lowenthal at (646) 441-5220.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Lupe Todd
    Email Contact
    212-981-5241

    NASDAQ MarketSite:
    Stephanie Lowenthal
    646.441.5220