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Art for Art’s Kids’ Sakes

The JVC Jazz Festival will present the For Art’s Kids Sake Benefit Concerts at Chicago’s Park West on July 21st at 7 and 10 p.m. The proceeds will go to an educational/medical trust fund set up for Art and Barbie Porter’s sons, Art III and Arrington.

Contemporary jazz superstar alto saxophonist Porter (pictured left) drowned in a Thailand boating accident in late 1996, just before he was to head out on tour with Patti LaBelle. Early this year, his widow Barbie passed away leaving his two children orphaned.

The benefit will feature Brenda Russell, Jeff Lorber, Kirk Whalum, Marion Meadows, Paul Jackson, Jr., Peter White, Jodie Christian and surprise special guests. The Park West is located at 322 West Armitage.

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