01/13/13

Paquito D’Rivera to Perform at Gift of Music Benefit 1/30

WBGO’s Sheila Anderson will emcee

New Jersey’s JCC Thurnauer School of Music has announced its 23rd annual Gift of Music Gala Benefit Concert, which will feature Paquito D’Rivera and his Latin jazz ensemble. The concert will take place Wednesday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, N.J.). A VIP reception will precede the event, at 6:30, and a “meet the artists” reception will follow. Proceeds from the evening will benefit all the Music School’s programs, including its scholarship fund. Sheila Anderson of WBGO radio will serve as the evening’s emcee.

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Ken Franckling

Paquito D'Rivera

D’Rivera and his musicians will perform with the school’s student groups, including the Young People’s Chorus at Thurnauer (an affiliate of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City); the Thurnauer Symphony Orchestra; and instrumental groups.

For more information about the Gift of Music Gala Benefit Concert, visit Bergenpac.org and type “Thurnauer” in the search box at the top of the screen.

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