One thing you can count on in the Greater Buffalo jazz community is the community rallying around a cause. Such an occasion is taking place on Friday, September 25th beginning at 7:30pm. As described in a previous article, JazzBuffalo and PAUSA Art House are partnering to hold the Jazz Concert For The Magdalene Project event. Our goal is to raise funds to help Joanne Lorenzo, who leads this project along with a bevy of staff and volunteers, to fulfill their mission of helping people in need in some of the most distressed areas in Greater Buffalo.
Please do read the previous article to learn more: Joining Forces For Magdalene Project
Also you can visit the Magdalene Project web site here: Magdalene Project
Jazz Community Comes Together: One Night And Four Performances
On this evening, we will have four distinct performances, bringing together some of the finest jazz musicians in the area. For jazz lovers – this is one night with four great performances! The donation required is $15 for adults and $10 for students. All proceeds from the door will go directly to the Magdalene Project.
Here is how the evening is shaping up – and trust me – make plans to get in the door and get a seat!! All times are approximate and we will do our best to keep to the schedule:
8:15pm: Phil DiRe and Friends with Phil DiRe on tenor saxophone, Mark Filsinger on trumpet, John Hasselback, Jr. on trombone, Bobby Jones on piano, Wayne Moose on bass, and John Bacon, Jr. on drums
9:45pm: Gruvology featuring Walter Kemp III on piano, Bernard Kunz on guitar, James Bender on bass, and David Phillips on drums
These are four fantastic groups and musicians donating their time to help a sister from the jazz community and her mission. Please make every effort to come out to join these musicians in supporting this charitable cause. It takes both an audience and a fine group of musicians donating their talents to make this happen!
Many of you may know of Joanne Lorenzo from the world of jazz. She is one of the most gifted vibraphonists you will ever see. She also has a strong devotion to leading the Magdalene Project. A mission dedicated to helping people in need and support from drug abuse, prostitution, domestic violence, and caring for children living in poverty. Joanne and her team risk their lives at time in some of our area’s most drug-infested areas to reach out to those in need.
We are most grateful to have the marvelous support of the musicians performing for you at the Jazz Concert For The Magdalene Project. This could not happen also without the support of Jon and Lazara Nelson for hosting the event at PAUSA Art House as well as without the coordination support of Jon Nelson.
Please join us on September 25th for a fantastic evening of jazz, all in one place and four great performances, in support of Joanne Lorenzo and the Magdalene Project!
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