JAZZ FOUNDATION OF AMERICA presents the 23rd Annual Jazz Loft Part, Cirque du Jazz” at the Hudson Studios in New York City.
Sponsoring the event is Parmigiani Fleurier and will be featuring iconic jazz legends The Heath Brothers, Randy Weston, Billy Harper, Kahil El’Zabar, Hamiet Bluiett and more; blues aristocracy Sweet Georgia Brown, Ray Shinnery and Blind Boy Paxton; imported tango gems Pablo Ziegler and Julio Botti; piano phenoms ELEW, Isfar Sarabski and Matthew Whitaker; Russian folk rebels from New Orleans Debauche; vintage swing’s coolest bands Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks and The Baby Soda Jazz Band; flamenco dancers from Seville.
There will be other serious jaw-dropping surprises to come beginning with special appearance by Richard Marz and Dianne Reeves starting at the VIP reception.
A Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented during the evening to Bruce Lundvall for a career spanning half a century which included signing a wide array of artists, including Willie Nelson, Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, James Taylor, Stan Getz, Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Richard Marx, Natalie Cole, Cassandra Wilson, Anita Baker andNorah Jones. He headed the following labels: Blue Note Records (jazz), Angel Records (classical), and Manhattan Records (adult pop).
Lundvall began his music career in marketing at Columbia Records where he remained for 21 years, becoming President of the domestic division of CBS Records in 1976. In the course of his tenure, he built Columbia’s jazz roster into the largest of any major label.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014
WHERE | Hudson Studios
601 West 26th Street, 13th Floor
7:00PM – Midnight
The Cause: For 24 years, the Jazz Foundation of America has been dedicated to saving the homes and lives of elderjazz and blues musicians in crisis. We now assist in nearly 6,000 cases a year, including hundreds of musicians and their families affected by Hurricane Sandy in the New York region as well as those still recovering from Katrina in New Orleans.
Our Programs Include: Preventing homelessness and evictions by paying rents and mortgages, creating dignified work through our Agnes Varis Jazz in the Schools program, providing free medical care and operations through our partners at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and keeping the heat turned on and food on the table through our Musicians’ Emergency Fund.
Standard ticket: $300
VIP ticket (includes admission to VIP reception): $400
Available here: http://jazzfoundation.org/loft2014
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