We'd also like to acknowledge those "Angel" sponsors and others who have made such wonderful contributions the festival: Jowcol Music; George and Joyce Wein Foundation; Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP; Mutable Music; TUM Records; Jazz Zoom (Thanks Jerry and Sebastian); Terry & Giselle Tyler; Umberto Grati, Aboo Karim Shabazz; Harvest Works (Thanks Carol); The Cinarae Group; Sculptured Sounds, LLC; Wendy Oxenhorn (The Jazz Foundation); Olga James (Local 802); Jazz Promos.
Our Cable and Radio friends: Kwame Braithwaite (WPFW); Rusty Hassan (WPFN, Wash., DC); Guy Fraser (WEAA, Baltimore); Drew Pierson & Phil Schaap (WKCR); Bashir M' Chawi & Louis Reyes (WBAI); the folks at WBGO (Rob Crocker, Thurston Briscoe, Gary Walker, Michael Bourne, Dorthaan Kirk); Flo Kennedy & Tariq Towe (WHCR).
Our Ad Sponsors: Chris Chalfant, Java's Brewin', Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center (Ulysses Kilgore), David Gage String Repair and Saint Peter's Jazz Ministry, Leon Dorsey, The Cinarae Group.
Friends of the Festival: Kofi Baffoe, Lynne Mueller, and the staff at Saint Peter's Church.
Finally, and with much gratitude, our wonderful staff of volunteers: Matt Butterman, Isabella Devine-Carter Melanie Charles, Rogers Charles, Kathy Cox, Dorothy, Gemma Grati, Michelle Hampton, Terry Hampton, Andy McGhie, Lamar Guillary, Charles Goldfarb, Dee Rainey, Sampei Saeki, Irene Salis, Carsten Syverson, Linda Vorzimer, Angie Workman, Ayana Workman.
To all of the above supporters and patrons, thank you so much.
And to Jimmy Vass...
"Thanks for the inspiration"