From The Seattle Times:

Money was tight. Organizers had already canceled the Portland Jazz Festival, and now staffers were ready to cut off the office phone when “The Call” came.

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines was on the phone. The company wanted to help save the festival at the eleventh hour.

“It was my all-time favorite cold call,” said Sarah Bailen Smith, co-founder of the jazz festival.

Bailen Smith announced Wednesday that the sixth-annual Portland Jazz Festival is back on for Feb. 13-22, after Alaska Airlines donated $100,000 over the next two years.

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