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Fall Benefit Raises Over $50,000

November 17, 2017

Fall Benefit Raises Over $50,000

Thank you to everyone who made Tuesday night’s Fall Benefit Concert such a success! Our Third Annual Fall Benefit, Uptown in Autumn was attended by over 400 guests and successfully met its goal of raising over $50,000 towards year-round free jazz concerts and education program offerings.

The one-night-only celebration featured celebrated blues singer and W.C. Handy Award-winner Guy Davis performing harmonica and 6- and 12-string guitar selections including Davis’ original Kokomo Kid, and other selections that paid homage to blues greats Sonny Terry, and Leadbelly.  The audience was also treated to a special duo performance by jazz legendsRandy Weston on piano and Reggie Workman on bass.  The evening ended with performance by pianist and composer Marc Cary leading a band comprising drummer Ronnie Burrage, saxophonist Ron Blake and bassist, Curtis Lundy.

Once again, we’d like to express our deep gratitude to our artists, board, members, and supporters for their generous contributions.