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An unforgettable combination of jazz, blues, R&B and rock legends with Steven Bernstein (Musical Director) & the Kansas City Band: Henry Butler, Don Byron, James Carter, Nicholas Payton, Art Baron, Jerry Dodgion, David Gilmore, Craig Handy, Brad Jones, Victor Lewis and more.
Quincy Jones will also be with us to pay homage to his teacher, legendary trumpeter Clark Terry, who turned 92 in December, and to introduce a memorial musical tribute for his dear friend Claude Nobs, the beloved Montreux Jazz Festival founder.
Plus a special appearance by Paul Shaffer of the Late Show with David Letterman...with many surprises to be announced.
CONCERT PRODUCED BY HAL WILLNER Music producer for Saturday Night Live, Lou Reed, Marianne Faithfull, Macy Gray, Robert Altman's Short Cuts and lots more
For 24 years the JAZZ FOUNDATION OF AMERICA has been dedicated to saving the homes and lives of elder jazz and blues musicians in crisis. We now assist in over 5,000 cases a year, including hundreds of New Orleans musicians and their children still recovering from Katrina.
Our Programs Include:
• Preventing homelessness and evictions by paying rents and mortgages
• Creating dignified work through our Agnes Varis Jazz in the Schools Program
• Providing free medical care and operations through our partners at Englewood Hospital
• Keeping the heat turned on and food on the table through our Musicians’ Emergency Fund
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Evening's Program:
PRE-CONCERT 6:30 PM
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, with vintage jazz and lowdown blues.
THE CONCERT 7:30 PM
An unforgettable combination of jazz, blues, R&B and rock that brings over 40 legends and rare gems together on the Apollo stage.
GALA DINNER & AFTER-PARTY 9:30 PM
A private dinner for table sponsors, followed by our famous VIP
after-party where Manu Lanvin & the Devil Blues will take us to the
crossroads and have us dancing 'til we drop.