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  • October 19, 2015
    Keith To Attend The Jazz Foundation Of America Gala At The Historic Apollo Theater

    SONNY ROLLINS, MERRY CLAYTON AND THE LATE JULIAN BOND HONORED BY LUMINARIES WHEN THE JAZZ FOUNDATION OF AMERICA HOSTS ITS

    14TH ANNUAL ‘A GREAT NIGHT IN HARLEM’ GALA OCTOBER 22 AT THE HISTORIC APOLLO THEATER

    Keith Richards, Donald Fagen, Renée Fleming, Valerie Simpson, and Keb' Mo' Coming Out in Support of The Hundreds of Jazz, Blues, and R&B Musicians in Crisis

     

    New York, NY, October 19, 2015 – The Jazz Foundation of America (JFA) will host its 14th Annual "A Great Night in Harlem" gala event on Thursday, October 22, at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem. All proceeds raised benefit the JFA's Musicians Emergency Fund. The concert is the Foundation’s way of reminding everyone, through this historical shared experience, the immeasurable contributions these creative artists have made to American Music today. JFA is announcing a partnership with their new Director of Special Events and Development, the evening's musical director Steve Jordan, who has curated an evening of incredible performances. Jordan is bringing together celebrated musicians, and guests to recognize legendary artists and icons through singular performances.

     

    Jazz legend Sonny Rollins will receive The Jazz Foundation of America's Lifetime Achievement Award with performances by Donald Fagen, Randy Weston, Randy Brecker, Jimmy Heath, Buster Williams, Billy Harper, Benny Golson, James Carter, Al Foster, Cecil Bridgewater, George Cables, Ravi Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette and Bob Cranshaw. Past recipients of this award include Bono, Herbie Hancock and JFA Board member Quincy Jones.

     

    Merry Clayton, who was featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, and who suffered a grave car accident last year, will receive JFA's first Clark & Gwen Terry Award For Courage. Morgan Neville produced a short film and Steve Jordan created a musical tribute that includes Valerie Simpson, Renée Fleming, Lisa Fischer, Sara Dash, Nona Hendryx, Will Lee, Ray Parker Jr., Ivan Neville, and more.

     

    In honor of Merry Clayton, Keith Richards will be performing with Waddy Wachtell, Ivan Neville, Willie Weeks, Steve Jordan, Sarah Dash, Lisa Fischer and Bernard Fowler.

     

    As part of this incredible evening, JFA Board Member Danny Glover will host a musical tribute honoring the late Civil Rights activist Julian Bond featuring performances by Keb' Mo', DavellCrawford and Kimberly Nicole.

     

    About The Jazz Foundation of America For 26 years, the Jazz Foundation of America (JFA) has been keeping jazz and blues alive by helping the musicians who played with everyone from Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday to Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones. It currently assists in more than 5,000 cases a year nationwide. http://jazzfoundation.org

     

    Programs include:

     

    • Preventing homelessness, hunger and eviction by paying rents and mortgages and providing emergency financial assistance
    • Creating dignified work through our Agnes Varis Jazz & Blues in the School program, which employs over 250 musicians every month and 70,000 audience members a year—from public school children to seniors in nursing homes
    • Providing free medical care, including surgery, via a partnership with Englewood Hospital & Medical Center, who have donated $7 million in services since 1994
    • Funding for the Musicians' Emergency Fund when illness, hunger, accident or crisis strikes

     

    * Tickets and donations can be purchased and made at http://jazzfoundation.org/Apollo2015.

     

    SAVING JAZZ AND BLUES... ONE MUSICIAN AT A TIME.

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SONNY ROLLINS, MERRY CLAYTON AND THE LATE JULIAN BOND HONORED BY LUMINARIES WHEN THE JAZZ FOUNDATION OF AMERICA HOSTS ITS

14TH ANNUAL ‘A GREAT NIGHT IN HARLEM’ GALA OCTOBER 22 AT THE HISTORIC APOLLO THEATER

Keith Richards, Donald Fagen, Renée Fleming, Valerie Simpson, and Keb' Mo' Coming Out in Support of The Hundreds of Jazz, Blues, and R&B Musicians in Crisis

 

New York, NY, October 19, 2015 – The Jazz Foundation of America (JFA) will host its 14th Annual "A Great Night in Harlem" gala event on Thursday, October 22, at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem. All proceeds raised benefit the JFA's Musicians Emergency Fund. The concert is the Foundation’s way of reminding everyone, through this historical shared experience, the immeasurable contributions these creative artists have made to American Music today. JFA is announcing a partnership with their new Director of Special Events and Development, the evening's musical director Steve Jordan, who has curated an evening of incredible performances. Jordan is bringing together celebrated musicians, and guests to recognize legendary artists and icons through singular performances.

 

Jazz legend Sonny Rollins will receive The Jazz Foundation of America's Lifetime Achievement Award with performances by Donald Fagen, Randy Weston, Randy Brecker, Jimmy Heath, Buster Williams, Billy Harper, Benny Golson, James Carter, Al Foster, Cecil Bridgewater, George Cables, Ravi Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette and Bob Cranshaw. Past recipients of this award include Bono, Herbie Hancock and JFA Board member Quincy Jones.

 

Merry Clayton, who was featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, and who suffered a grave car accident last year, will receive JFA's first Clark & Gwen Terry Award For Courage. Morgan Neville produced a short film and Steve Jordan created a musical tribute that includes Valerie Simpson, Renée Fleming, Lisa Fischer, Sara Dash, Nona Hendryx, Will Lee, Ray Parker Jr., Ivan Neville, and more.

 

In honor of Merry Clayton, Keith Richards will be performing with Waddy Wachtell, Ivan Neville, Willie Weeks, Steve Jordan, Sarah Dash, Lisa Fischer and Bernard Fowler.

 

As part of this incredible evening, JFA Board Member Danny Glover will host a musical tribute honoring the late Civil Rights activist Julian Bond featuring performances by Keb' Mo', DavellCrawford and Kimberly Nicole.

 

About The Jazz Foundation of America For 26 years, the Jazz Foundation of America (JFA) has been keeping jazz and blues alive by helping the musicians who played with everyone from Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday to Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones. It currently assists in more than 5,000 cases a year nationwide. http://jazzfoundation.org

 

Programs include:

 

  • Preventing homelessness, hunger and eviction by paying rents and mortgages and providing emergency financial assistance
  • Creating dignified work through our Agnes Varis Jazz & Blues in the School program, which employs over 250 musicians every month and 70,000 audience members a year—from public school children to seniors in nursing homes
  • Providing free medical care, including surgery, via a partnership with Englewood Hospital & Medical Center, who have donated $7 million in services since 1994
  • Funding for the Musicians' Emergency Fund when illness, hunger, accident or crisis strikes

 

* Tickets and donations can be purchased and made at http://jazzfoundation.org/Apollo2015.

 

SAVING JAZZ AND BLUES... ONE MUSICIAN AT A TIME.

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