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4th Great Night in Harlem Announced

On October 28 Bill Cosby, Quincy Jones and WABC TV’s Gil Noble will host the fourth annual Great Night in Harlem concert at the Apollo Theater to benefit the Jazz Foundation of America (JFA). The concert will feature performances by Roberta Flack, Diane Schuur, Jimmy McGriff, Regina Carter, James Blood Ulmer, Kenny Barron, Clark Terry and Brian Blade, among others. Acotrs Jamie Foxx and Chris Thomas King from the movie Ray, along with Danny Aiello, will also be on hand at the event.

A Great Night In Harlem has become an anticipated annual event on New York’s social and charity calendar. The Jazz Foundation of America (JFA) was created in 1989 to help ensure that musicians who have spent their lives bringing jazz to life are taken care of in their later years. JFA provides jazz and blues musicians free medical care through its Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund through a unique partnership with Englewood Hospital & Medical Center’s Dizzy Gillespie Memorial Fund and JFA’s physicians’ network. JFA also assists in staving off evictions, preventing homelessness, paying rent arrears, providing emergency living expenses and offering substance abuse counseling, advocacy and career counseling. It has aided over 300 musicians in its 15 year history.

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