7 PM (Doors open at 6:15 PM)
The Metropolitan Room
34 West 22 Street (between 5 & 6 Avenues)
NYC • 212-206-0440
Jazz Show for a Good Cause: Kids in Crisis
This fundraiser will help support organizations and programs which are child-focused. The Empowerment Center, a New York-based 501(c)3 organization, is receiving donations to provide free and affordably priced concerts in parks, schools, community centers, faith-based organizations and other easily accessible venues to educate children in age-appropriate language to successfully manage critical challenges such as resisting child predators or navigating encounters with bullies. Services (and goodie bags) provided to children also include education and psycho-social support for those who have experienced or witnessed trauma such as human trafficking, violence, abuse, serious illness (e.g., hospice), homelessness and catastrophic loss.
The show will feature a silent auction (tax-deductible donation receipts provided by The Empowerment Center: http://www.theempowermentcenter.org). (If this link does not work, please call 914-699-5036 and reference Janelle’s Metropolitan Room show.)
Ray Blue, tenor sax • Warren Chiasson, vibes • Marc Daine, guitar • Keith Ingham, piano • Bernard Purdie, drums • Mike Weatherly, bass • Janelle Allbritton, vocals
This show brings together an incredible group of men. They have made their marks on the international jazz scene for a collective total of a few hundred years and counting. Original songs by Warren Chiasson, Marc Daine, & Janelle will be featured.
There are interesting musical relationships among these performers: for example, Bernard Purdie and Warren Chiasson were together in the original Broadway production of “Hair;” Keith Ingham and Warren Chiasson both worked with Peggy Lee.
About HEART-TUNE, LLC
HEART-TUNE owner Janelle Allbritton, MPH, TFT-Dx is in partnership with The Empowerment Center and JazzBandNewYork.com to organize fundraising events for non-profit organizations. With a master degree in public health and lifelong experience in musical performance, she combines music with social marketing, educational program planning and business management to create events that develop the community’s quality of life and empower the most vulnerable groups.
This is the second jazz benefit organized by HEART-TUNE,LLC. The first benefit event, also at The Metropolitan Room, was for The Child HELP Partnership (based at St. John’s University, Queens, NY) on 12-12-12.
The next show will partner with and benefit these and other organizations working to prevent and combat human trafficking, especially that of children.
Ms. Allbritton also books bands and performs at wedding parties, corporate events, and other private occasions in and around Manhattan. She regularly performs in town; times and locations can be found on http://www.janellewithu.com.
For more information about this and future jazz benefits, please contact:
Janelle Allbritton, MPH, TFT-Dx
President / Founder
With U Jazz Productions / HEART-TUNE, LLC
1755 York Avenue, Apt 7A
New York, NY 10128
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