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2014 Ride to Montauk

This is not a smooth jazz cruise...this is HEAVY PEDAL.

Our team, Heavy Pedal, is training to ride 108 miles from Manhattan to Montauk on Saturday, May 31. We're not just doing this just to get in shape, though. We are riding to provide hands-on help to the musicians who have created the soundtrack of our lives. For 25 years, the Jazz Foundation of America has been keeping jazz & blues alive by helping the musicians who played with everyone from Duke Ellington & Billie Holiday to Jimi Hendrix & The Rolling Stones.

They now assist in more than 5,000 cases annually, including hundreds of musicians and their families affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York as well as those still recovering from Katrina in New Orleans. Their programs include preventing homelessness and eviction by paying rents and mortgages; creating dignified work through their Agnes Varis Jazz in the Schools concerts, which reach thousands of inner city public school children across America; providing free medical care and operations through their partners at Englewood Hospital; and keeping the heat turned on and food on the table through their Musicians' Emergency Fund.

 

The Jazz Foundation proposition is a simple one. These musicians wrote, recorded, played and sang the music that has gotten us through our own hard times, and we're riding and raising funds in order to give something back. You can donate to our team by using the form on the right hand side of this page or by selecting a rider below. When we cross the finish line, we'll be celebrating not only the completion of a 108-mile ride, but also your contribution to the Jazz Foundation's mission of "saving jazz and blues...one musician at a time."

 

team member #1. Christian Alexander

Support and make a donation for Christian here

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team member #2. Mark Voysay

Support and make a donation for Mark here

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team member #3. Michael Jacobs

Support and make a donation for Michael here

 

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team member #4. Toby McLennan

Support and make a donation for Toby here

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