IDEA Performing Arts Center hosts holiday Celebration of the Arts Fundraiser

IDEA Performing Arts Center hosts a holiday Celebration of the Arts Fundraiser on December 10th; Grammy winning jazz bassist Buster Williams, trombonist and Hidden Beach recording artist Jeff Bradshaw to perform.
Dec. 6, 2011 - PRLog -- On Saturday December 10th, the IDEA Performing Arts Center (IDEA) in Camden, NJ will host a holiday Celebration of the Arts Fundraiser from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. The event will feature performances by Grammy winning bassist and Camden native Buster Williams and his trio (with drummer Alan Nelson and vocalist Joanna Gardner), jazz trombonist and Hidden Beach recording artist Jeff Bradshaw, and youth ensemble The Little Jazz Giants. The fundraiser will benefit youth arts programming at IDEA and is produced in association with sponsors Jill Scott’s Blues Babe Foundation, the Jr. Music Executive program, the African American Business and Professional Network (AABPN), the Buster Williams Foundation (, Artists First, Inc. and S. Frosty Networx.

The IDEA Performing Arts Center is housed in the Susquehanna Bank Center on the Camden Waterfront. Admission is a $35 donation. Tickets can be purchased online at

About IDEA

The Institute for the Development of Education in the Arts (IDEA) was founded in 1996 to serve as a healing presence in the lives of Camden's adolescents, 46 percent of whom live in poverty.  IDEA is a creative learning organization, contributing to better futures for youth in Camden, and throughout the Delaware Valley, by tapping into their creative spirit in order to give power to their dreams and aspirations through arts education.

IDEA's mission is to provide a safe and supportive artistic environment that enhances and respects the diversity of all cultures and inspires excellence by offering opportunities to under-served youth and their families to explore and participate in the performing, literary and multimedia arts.

About Buster Williams

Buster Williams is a Grammy winning jazz bassist from Camden, N.J. who has collaborated with music greats such as Chet Baker, Kenny Barron, Sathima Bea Benjamin, Larry Coryell, Stanley Cowell, Gil Evans, Frank Foster, Dexter Gordon, Joe Farrell, Shirley Horn, Illinois Jacquet,Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Harold Mabern, Branford Marsalis, Carmen McRae, Frank Morgan, Hilton Ruiz, Woody Shaw, Steve Turre, McCoy Tyner, and the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra. His latest CD “Griot Liberte” is now available; for more Information about Buster Williams and to purchase his new CD please visit:

About Jeff Bradshaw

Philly native Jeff Bradshaw is a jazz trombonist and Hidden Beach recording artist, who has collaborated with a who's-who list of artists and musicians including Michael Jackson, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Floetry, Darius Rucker, Musiq, The Roots, Earth Wind & Fire and DJ Jazzy Jeff. "Til Tomorrow" (featuring Raheem DeVaughn & Ms. Jade)  is the first single from his  sophomore project "Bone Appetit", due in stores February 2012.

For more information on Jeff Bradshaw, visit

To purchase tickets for the Celebration of the Arts Fundraiser, please visit or call (856) 577-8337.

For more more on the IDEA Performing Arts Center, including space rental inquiries, visit the website at

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