Wednesday, May 11, 2011

"Let's Help Rebuild Japan" Benefit Concert, May 17, in NY, featuring Will Lee

(photo by Sandrine Lee, taken at train station in Tokyo during rush hour)

Join us for a great night of music for Japan (auction too!)
Tuesday, May 17, 6:30-10:30pm
SIR Stage 37
508 West 37th Street
New York, NY

This benefit for the Japan Red Cross will feature The Fab Faux, Akiko Yano, Eric Johnson, Jonatha Brooke, Kenny White, Leni Stern and Tabitha Fair and gourmet Japanese cuisine (dinner tix are going FAST). Details for tix at

"I am putting together a benefit for Japan as my heart broke when the earthquake hit and the situation is so maddening that we have to do something," says renowned bassist Will Lee, who is pitting together the event. "The Japanese have been amazing for American music in general and to musicians in particular. I have been there over 30 times over the last 30 years and have always been treated with total respect and now am giving back!"

Here is a sneak preview of some of the auction items:

Fender '51 Precision Bass signed Sting Signature model. A few years ago Fender asked me if I wanted one when they made Sting's first one. Of course I said yes! They now make a Sting model that they sell but it's mass produced -- this one is from the Custom Shop before they started mass producing & my good friend Sting was nice enough to sign it!

Yamaha AEX 1500 Guitar featured on the cover of Chuck Loeb's album (In a Heartbeat) signed by Chuck

Höfner Beatle Bass signed by all the Fab Faux members

Trumpet Case with The entire Miles Davis Columbia CD collection, it's a limited edition treasure you can see here:
Trumpet Case / Miles Davis Columbia CD Collection

2 Miles lithographs: "Blue in Green" & "Ezz-thetic" - both limited editions of 300

Yamaha Absolute Maple Silver Sparkle Snare Drum, signed by Charley Drayton

Dinners in NYC

Acupuncture Session

Aerialist Trapeze Lesson

Manicure & Blowout Michelangelo’s Wonderland in the Meat Market

Hairstyling by Jeep

A Gibson electric guitar signed by Legendary guitarist Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top

Framed and signed photos by Sandrine Lee

If any of you are interested in bidding on any of these but cannot attend, we can set up a remote location auction. You can send email to: in order to do so.

There are two ways to do it:

* Give us your lowest and highest bid. We will bid for you until the highest is reached. If you are the highest bidder, you will pay whatever incremented price beats the last live price from the auction.
- or -
* If you are not able to attend but could be on the phone around the time of our live auction, about 9:45 p.m. EDT on Tuesday night, we will have someone in the room on the phone with you and bidding for you.
Either method will need to be backed up by a valid credit card.

Japanese Chefs and NYC Musicians come together for an evening of Food and Music to benefit the rebuilding efforts in the Tohoku region; I hope you can come - it's going to be a great night of music and love; Please tell your friends!

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