[JPL] Detroit Jazz Fest wins $100K online boost
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Fri Nov 12 21:08:21 EST 2010
Posted: 4:03 p.m. Nov. 10, 2010
Detroit Jazz Fest wins $100K online boost
By MARK STRYKER
Free Press Staff Writer
The Detroit International Jazz Festival
has received a $100,000 grant from Miami-based John S. and James L.
Knight Foundation to expand the festival's online presence and broaden
its reach to audiences beyond Labor Day weekend in downtown Detroit.
The money is earmarked for DJF's Jazz Planet, a streaming news magazine
and music channel that made its debut during this year's festival. With
the grant, the festival will be able to supply year-round content for
the channel, showcasing festival performances, interviews, commentary,
master-classes and other content focused on southeastern Michigan
musicians and events.
Festival leaders say the DJF's Jazz Planet reached 700,000 viewers in
157 countries during the 2010 festival. A link to the channel can be
found at detroitjazzfest.com <http://www.detroitjazzfest.com/>.
The channel will remain active until Nov. 25, when it will be taken down
for upgrading and then re-launched with new content early next year.
Entering its 32nd year, the festival is the country's largest free jazz
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