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All-Star Benefit for George Cables Coming to NYC This Weekend

The jazz community in New York City will come together this weekend, Jan. 25-26, to hold a series of benefit concerts for George Cables, the pianist and composer. Cables is recuperating at his Queens, NY home from a kidney and liver transplant and will be unable to perform again for some time. The benefit shows will take place at Sweet Rhythm (88 7th Ave. S. in Manhattan), with sets at 8 PM, 10 PM and midnight, with all musicians donating their time. Reservations are strongly advised. Admission for each set is $25 and proceeds will go directly to Cables. Contact 212-255-3626 or Sweet Rhythm for more information.

Participants are expected to include:

Kenny Barron

Randy Brecker

Michael Carvin

Joe Chambers

Sonny Fortune

Billy Harper

Winard Harper

Louis Hayes

Vincent Herring

Pete Laroca

Peter Leitch

Victor Lewis

Ronnie Mathews

Cecil McBee

Eric Reed

Rufus Reid

James Spaulding

Steve Turre

Cedar Walton

Buster Williams

Steve Wilson

Lenny White

Reggie Workman

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