George Wein, Chairman

Bruce Gordon, Co-Chairman
Former President & CEO, NAACP; retired Verizon Executive

Bruce Trauner, Vice President
Partner, Beldock, Levine & Hoffman

Nicholas L. Pell, Treasurer
Managing Director, Gramercy Property Trust

Deborah Ross, Secretary
Director of Education, Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.

Tim Albinson
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Emergent Capital Partners

James L. Bildner
Managing Partner and CEO, Draper Richards Kaplan and Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School

Patricia Blanchet
Director, Ed Bradley Family Foundation

Thomas Busard
Chief Procurement Officer, Plastipak Packaging, Inc. and President, Clean Tech, Inc

Richard Cashin
Managing Partner, One Equity Partners

Jerome A. Chazen
Chairman, Chazen Capital Partners, LLC

Michael Dorf
CEO, City Winery

John Hailer
President and Chief Executive Officer of Natixis Global Asset Management
    in the Americas and Asia

Vikas Kapoor
President & CEO, meZocliq, LLC

Roger Kass
CEO, RingTheJing Entertainment Ltd.

Jim Lanzone
President and CEO, CBS Interactive, Inc.

C. Ronald MacKenzie, M.D.
Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery

Ward Mooney
CEO, Crystal Financial, LLC

Jonathan Nelson
CEO & Founder, Providence Equity Partners, LLC

Jay Sweet
Executive Producer, Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.

William Vareika
Owner, William Vareika Fine Arts

Elliot Hoffman
Director, Emeritus

Newport Folk Festival Board of Advisors

Ramblin’ Jack Elliot
Taylor Goldsmith
Ben Jaffe
Jim James
Ben Knox Miller
John McCauley
Colin Meloy

Sarah Watkins
Gillian Welch

Newport Jazz Festival Board of Advisors

Iñaki Anua
Festival de Jazz de Vitoria-Gasteizn Ant
Joan Cararach
Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona
John Cumming 
London Jazz Festival
Quint Davis
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
Bertrand Flamang
Gent Jazz Festival and Jazz Middleheim
Tim Jackson 
Monterey Jazz Festival
Jan Willem Luyken
North Sea Jazz Rotterdam
Miguel Martin
San Sebastian Jazz Festival
André Ménard
Festival International de Jazz de Montreal
Carlo Pagnotta
Umbria Jazz Festival
Ken Pickering
Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Alain Simard
Festival International de Jazz de Montreal
Fritz Thom
Jazz Fest Wien
Penny Tyler
Ravinia Jazz Festival

2011 Gala, ©Ayano Hisa