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Rick DellaRatta and Jazz for Peace™ return to Baltimore on December 19th for Bella's Blessings!
Special Holiday Event to feature selections from Rick DellaRatta's popular CD "Jazz at Christmastime!"
By: Louise Johnson Jazz Management
Bella’s Blessings, a grassroots humanitarian organization devoted to the recovery of 6 year old spinal cord and anoxic brain injury survivor Bella Oduor. Born in Baltimore, MD, Bella Oduor is the sort of child whose smile lights up the room whenever anyone passes her by. Unfortunately, this lumination was nearly ended forever by a tragic motor vehicle accident on her way to school the morning of December 8, 2014 at the tender age of 5. Now, as she fights to regain the twinkle that so many adored, we pay homage to the strength and endurance that reminds us to never give up. Bella’s Blessings is a tribute to the courage and hope that one-day, Bella - and so many spinal and brain injured victims will not be told to let go, but instead will receive the financial assistance and time needed to allow their spirits to rise once again. This holiday season; open your doors and hearts to a multitude of patrons who also believe in a brighter tomorrow.
Jazz for Peace founder Rick DellaRatta is now considered by many to be one of the finest Singer/Pianists performing today and one of only a handful of Jazz Artists who can make a successful musical presentation to a large audience without having to abandon the true art form of Jazz. His recent Africa/ India tour won the Hark Award for outstanding Documentary Project and was included on The Foundation Center’s list of top musician philanthropists with Bono, Elton John, Peter Gabriel, and Sting. Rick and his group JAZZ FOR PEACE™ have been quoted in numerous publications ranging from USA’s LasVegas.com to Africa’s The New Ghanian as “one of the most significant cultural events
of our time!” This concert will be their first USA appearance since returning from international events in Uganda, Mexico, Nepal, and Finland.
With over 850 Grants Awarded, Jazz for Peace™ is now the premier name in cultural philanthropy. FOR COMPLETE FUNDING DETAILS WATCH THIS AMAZING VIDEO:
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“I congratulate Jazz for Peace on everything they have accomplished"
"Your organization is making a great contribution to the hearts and minds of people throughout the world.”~ Michelle Coltrane