Friday, April 8, 2011

Jazz Relief for Japan tomorrow @ Vittelo's

Vitello’s Jazz Club Hosts Jazz Relief for Japan/Concerts & Fundraiser Event With Support From Local Jazz Community

Vitellos’s Jazz Club in Studio City in association with the Los Angeles Jazz Society asks the Los Angeles jazz-loving community to come out and support the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Musicians and fans will be coming together tomorrow, April 9, for an all day / all night concert event that will raise funds for the Japanese Red Cross.

Music will be provided by Los Angeles’ finest, including the Yellowjackets featuring Russ Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, Bob Mintzer and Will Kennedy; the Grammy-nominated trio of Alan Pasqua and Peter Erskine with Darek Oles; the Wayne Bergerson Big Band; the POEM Quartet comprised of Alan Pasqua, Darek Oles, Peter Erskine and Bob Mintzer. Grammy-nominated vocalist Denise Donatelli will also be performing with Tamir Hendelman, as will the Vitello’s All Stars featuring Bob Sheppard, Larry Koonse, Tom Warrington and Joe La Barbera.(Denise Donatelli)

Attendees will also be treated to “Jazzcomedian” Franklyn Ajaye; Japanese vocalist Takako Uemura; THE TRIO with pianist Terry Trotter and bassist Chuck Berghofer; cajon master & percussionist Alex Acuña; pianists Tamir Hendleman and David Arnay; guitarist Mitchell Long; bassists Larry Steen and Kevin Axt; drummers Aaron Serfaty and Ray Brinker; plus the top combo and big band from USC’s Thornton School of Music. Noted jazz radio personality Dick McGarvin will serve as host and emcee for the event.

Performances will begin at 11:30am and continue until 11:00pm in the evening and those attending will enjoy the delicious Italian cuisine of Vitello’s. There will also be a silent auction featuring an array of items donated by music celebrities as well as by various musical instrument and electronics manufacturers, with all proceeds going to the Japanese Red Cross.

While the earthquake and tsunami disasters have left us all speechless, the gift and power of music has inspired these talented artists to donate their time, their talent and their voices to this relief effort.

Saturday April 9, 2011
11:00 am - 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm - 11:00pm, Silent Auction remains open between shows
Tickets available at TicketWeb or
General admission is $25, reserved seating for $50 and VIP seating for $100
(per show)
Donation-only options are available at:
For more information contact
(Alan Pasqua)

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