Saturday, May 12, 2007

Another Great Night in Harlem

If it has been a while since you heard live music, come out to the Jazz Foundation of America’s annual Great Night in Harlem benefit concert at the Apollo Theater (yes, you take the A train). Announced guest performers include Hank Jones, Jimmy Heath, Candido, Junior Mance, Dr. Michael White, Roy Haynes, Ron Carter, Odetta, Ben Riley, Gary Bartz, and Donald Harrison. Of course the line-ups at these events are always subject to change.

The Foundation does incredible work on behalf of the artists who dedicated their lives to this music. When Katrina hit, their caseload exploded. I saw first hand what Wendy and her staff did for the musicians of New Orleans, so I can guarantee your money will be well spent.

There’s nothing better to do on a Thursday night than enjoying great music. You can miss CSI for a week, seriously. Details for ordering tickets are on their website. If you’re already stuck with other plans for that night, you can still just send money to:

Jazz Foundation of America
322 W. 48th St., 6th Floor
New York, NY 10036