04/18/12

Clark Terry Fundraiser Coming to NYC Apr. 23

Over 40 musicians to perform at benefit concert

An event to help defray medical expenses for trumpeter and flugelhornist Clark Terry will take place April 23, at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church in Manhattan. The address is 619 Lexington Ave.

The event, produced by Gwen Terry, the Duke Ellington Society, International Women in Jazz, Jazz Foundation of America and Saint Peter’s Church—Jazz Ministry, will feature
over 40 musicians, including Clifford Adams Jr., Carl Allen, Lyle Atkinson, Art Baron, Gene Bertoncini, Valerie Capers, Paquito D’Rivera, Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Sylvia Cuenca, Dee Daniels, Bryan Davis, David Demsey, Lou Donaldson, Mark Elf, Essiet Essiet, Don Friedman, Greg Gisbert, Dave Glasser, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Winard Harper, Barry Harris, Louis Hayes, Jimmy Heath, Conrad Herwig, Jack Jeffers, Melba Joyce, Justin Kauflin, Stantawn Kendrick, Bob Kindred, Victor Lewis, Tony Lujan, Russell Malone, Sarah McLawler, Marcus McLaurine, Junior Mance, Mulgrew Miller, Shawnn Monteiro, Frank Owens, Jimmy Owens, Jeremy Pelt, Anne Phillips, Rufus Reid, Bill Saxton, Josh Shpak, Don Sickler, Norman Simmons, John Simon, Lew Soloff, Helen Sung, and Frank Wess. Marcus McLaurine serves as the musician coordinator, and David Demsey will emcee.

Clark Terry plans to appear at the event via Skype.

Suggested ticket donation is $25 at the door.

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Dawn DeBlaze

Clark Terry at American Jazz Museum

Contributions may also be sent via mail to:

Jazz Foundation of America (with “Clark Terry account” in the memo line), 322 W. 48th Street, New York, NY 10036. Call (212) 245-3999 or visit Clark Terry for more information.

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