EOTM PR to help spotlight "Jazz Musicians" via The Dizzy Gillespie/Englewood Fundraiser in New York
EOTM Public Relations (www.eotmmediagroup.com) is proud to announce representation of esteemed international philanthropist Dr. Ana Isabel Ordonez -- producer of the Dizzy Gillespie & Englewood annual fundraiser.
"You can’t keep a good thing away for too long," said EPR Senior Publicist, Carla B. "Which is why the Dizzy Gillespie Fundraiser has returned for a special one day only event, October 16th at the incarnation of the Historic Cotton Club in New York. I can't begin to describe how thrilled we are to be part of this wonderful event," she said.
"We are excited to be working with EPR to help celebrate this momentous occasion which will also include poetry and music including a very special opening solo performance by Dr. Francis Forte.," Dr. Ana Ordonez said.
The ritzy fundraiser supports the "Dizzy Gillespie Memorial Fund" which underwrites the costs of hospitalization, diagnostic tests, & a full range of surgical and medical care for jazz musicians who are uninsured and in distress. Since its formation, the Dizzy Gillespie Memorial Fund-Englewood Hospital has provided over $5 million in medical services, the Fund is 100% donor supported.
Dizzy Gillespie was one of the most influential figures in many American musical forms, having first revolutionized jazz in the 40s by being one of the acknowledged inventors of bebop; and then again in the decades that followed when he championed the rich rhythms of Afro-Cuban, Caribbean, and Brazilian music that, to a large extent, still dominate jazz to this very day. Born October 21, 1917, Cheraw, South Carolina, John Birks Gillespie, Dizzy moved to Philadelphia with his family at age 18 & joined Frankie Fairfax's band before moving on to New York City and Teddy Hill's big band in 1937.
Later he played with all the greats—Ella Fitzgerald. Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Earl Hines, and Billie Holliday. Gillespie was the first jazz artist to be sent abroad under the auspices of the United States government, spreading American goodwill and good music around the world. John Birks Gillespie died on January 6, 1993 in Englewood, New Jersey.
Actor, writer and activist in the substance abuse recovery movement, Christopher Kennedy Lawford will host the illustrious event.
Christopher spent 20 years in the film and television industries as an actor, lawyer, executive and producer. He is the author of two New York Times bestselling books, Symptoms of Withdrawal: A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption (2005) and Moments of Clarity (2009). He has also published Healing Hepatitis C (2009) and his newest work, Recover to Live, Kick Any habit, Manage Any Addiction, is forthcoming. In recovery for more than 26 years from drug addiction, Mr. Lawford campaigns tirelessly on behalf of the recovery community in both the public and private sectors. He presently works with the United Nations, the Canadian Center on Substance Abuse, the White House Office on Drug Control Policy & the World Health Organization. He also consults with Fortune 500 companies and numerous non-profit groups, speaking around the world on issues related to addiction, mental health and Hepatitis C. In 2009, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Mr. Lawford to the California Public Health Advisory Committee. In 2011, Mr. Lawford was named Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime to promote activities supporting drug treatment, care and recovery. He also serves as National Advocacy Consultant for Caron Treatment Centers. Mr. Lawford holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University, a Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School and a Masters Certification in Clinical Psychology from Harvard Medical School where he held an academic appointment as a Lecturer in Psychiatry.
Mr Lawford will be accompanied by NY1 Anchor Woman , Cheryl Wills. Mrs Wills is an award-winning television personality for Time Warner Cable’s flagship national news network, New York 1 News, based in New York City. She has been with the news channel since its launch in 1992 and the journalist is also the author of Die Free: A Heroic Family Tale which traces her great-great-
Dr. Ana Isabel Ordonez, who is a member of the Jazz Journalists Association, a writer, editor, independent filmmaker, poet, music/art promoter, publisher and producer. Ordonez was educated in Europe and is an accomplished scientist who has lectured and cooperated in miscellaneous capacities throughout South America, Europe, Africa, East-Europe, Japan, China and New Zealand. Ana Isabel is a Doctor of Sciences in Animal Biology and holds three post doctorates. Ordonez has been a recipient of multiple grants : The Dutch Embassy Luxembourg, The American Embassy Luxembourg and Ville de Dudelange for her film projects on film Noir and Jazz, in 2009 by Augusta Savage Gallery, University of Massachusetts for her film project on the Shoah. Ana Isabel is also the founder of Ruby Flower Records.
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