All-Star Jazz for Obama Concert Planned for NYC

Benefit to star Bridgewater, Haynes, Coltrane, McBride, Lovano, others

A cast of more than a dozen American jazz artists will perform at Jazz For Obama 2012, a concert event to benefit the reelection campaign of the president. The show, taking place Oct. 9 at Symphony Space in Manhattan, will feature bassist Ron Carter, singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, guitarist Jim Hall, saxophonist Joe Lovano, drummer Roy Haynes, pianist Kenny Barron, alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett, bassist Christian McBride, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath, drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and vocalists Claudia Acuña and Gretchen Parlato, along with special guests.

The concert takes place at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at West 95th Street at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 and available now at Jazz For Obama 2012. Student and senior tickets are available for $50. VIP tickets are $250 and include reserved seating and a post-concert reception. All proceeds benefit the Obama For America Presidential Campaign.

Dee Dee Bridgewater
By Dragan Tasic
Roy Haynes at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival
By Ben Johnson

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Ron Carter
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Jim Hall
Roy Haynes
Kenny Barron
Joe Lovano
Kenny Garrett
Christian Mcbride
Jimmy Heath
Jeff "Tain" Watts
Claudia Acuña
Ravi Coltrane
Gretchen Parlato
+ special guests


  • Sep 21, 2012 at 04:48PM GarthGantuan

    Some of America's finest musicians in performance for one of America's worst Presidents. Dissonance.

  • Sep 21, 2012 at 06:31PM Ignacio Moran

    And you GarthGantuan better believe all these great players will vote for our President. You want to talk worst persidents? How about the love of your life, Bush and Cheney who destroyed our country and brought all this negativity to our nation and the world? Dissonance? You're deaf and dumb.

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