08/29/07

Louis Armstrong Music Therapy Center Honors Phoebe Jacobs and Joe Wilder

The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine, a branch of NYC’s Beth Israel Medical Center, will hold an awards ceremony and silent auction next month to benefit its music therapy programs. Entitled “A More Wonderful World” and scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 6-8 p.m., the event will honor Phoebe Jacobs, executive vice president of the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, and jazz trumpet legend Joe Wilder (pictured). The evening will feature performances from the 85-year-old Wilder along with trumpeter Jon Faddis and pianist David Hazeltine, as well as the Broadway cast of The Fantasticks. In addition to the performances and cocktails, there will also be a silent auction featuring musical, sports, entertainment and travel offerings, with proceeds to benefit the Louis Armstrong Center.

The Center was established in 2005 and provides clinical services to musicians and children with asthma and developmental disorders. The Armstrong Center also uses music therapy to treat adults with heart and pulmonary diseases.

“A More Wonderful World” will be held at the Nerken Family Atrium, located at the Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, 10 Union Square East, between 14th and 15th Streets in Manhattan. For more information on the event or the Center’s services, visit the Louis Armstrong Center Web site or call (212) 420-2704.

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