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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

03/18/10 - "Jazz For Haiti" coming to Newark, NJ!

NewUrbanJazz co-presents with Newark Symphony Hall with the "Jazz for Haiti" benefit concert, Mar. 18, 2010 f/ Chieli Minucci, Dave Valentin, Bob Baldwin, Ragan Whiteside, Bradford Hayes, Carrie Jackson, Yvette Glover, and more..

February 23, 2010 / FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEWARK, NJ: New York and New Jersey - based Recording Jazz Artists and Newark Symphony Hall Respond to the Haiti Crisis with “Jazz for Haiti(tm) Relief Benefit Concert” at Newark Symphony Hall/Terrace Ballroom, Thursday, March 18, at 7:00 PM.

Bob Baldwin makes a call out to the Jazz Community regarding a worldwide donation effort on behalf of the Jazz community to activate 5,000 jazz lovers worldwide to contribute to the cause with donations going directly to the Red Cross.

Proceeds will benefit the Red Cross and the City National Bank Haiti Emergency Relief Fund, which will directly assist the medical needs of the Haitian community in Port-Au-Prince, the location of the earthquake of January 12, 2010 in Haiti.

NewUrbanJazz along with Newark Symphony Hall, and a group of associated event producers, musicians, and community organizations and activists have leveraged their network to organize a one-day Jazz For Haiti Relief Concert at Newark Symphony Hall/Terrace Ballroom, Newark, NJ on Thursday, March 18, 2010 beginning at 7:00pm. The benefit concert offers a handful of New York and Northern NJ's Musical Artists a chance to be together, listen to great music and raise desperately needed aid. The Greater NY-Metro music community and the world have felt a deep sense of responsibility and urgency to donate their money, time and talent in the wake of the Haiti tragedy.

"Jazz for Haiti" will feature a combination of Jazz flavors from a plethora of artists. Confirmed to appear are Dave Valentin (flute), Chieli Minucci (Guitar), Saxophonist Bradford Hayes, Jazz Vocalists Carrie Jackson and Yvette Glover, Ruben Rodriguez (bassist for the Jazz At Lincoln Center Latin Jazz Orchestra), as well as event-organizer Bob Baldwin (Piano/Arranger). This event is a follow up to a benefit event that took place in White Plains, NY in alliance with Arts Westchester.


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