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Benefit Concert for Conguero Norman Hedman Planned for New York

New York’s Jazz Standard will present a benefit concert hosted by WBGO’s Rob Crocker on Monday, April 14 at 7 and 10 PM. The event honors master conguero and percussionist Norman Hedman, who was recently diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).

Hedman, who was in rehearsals with Alicia Keys when he learned of he illness, is undergoing treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The event is a support effort to defray the considerable medical expenses in his battle against cancer. A silent auction will be held featuring items donated from Alicia Keys, Ty Law, NFL cornerback #24, and more.

Featured Musicians:

Ron Carter, Joe Locke, Horacee Arnold, Ray Mantilla, Vic Juris, Kendra Shank, Frank Kimbrough, T.K. Blue, Queen Esther Marrow, Will Calhoun, Alex Blake, Andrienne Wilson, Cuba Gooding, Sr. and the Main Ingredient, Rene McLean, Dick Griffin, B.D. Lenz, Elliott & Brad Mason, and Norman Hedman’s Tropique (Willie Martinez, Misha & Alexei Tsiganov, Roger Byam, Craig Rivers, Mario Rodriguez, Cristian Rivera).

The Jazz Standard is located at 116 E. 27th Street, New York, NY 10016. Tickets cost $40 plus tax and are available exclusively at Ticket Web. For more info call Jazz Standard at (212) 576-2232 or visit Jazz Standard.

Those unable to attend the concert, but who wish to make a contribution in Norman Hedman’s name, please make gift checks payable to Norman Hedman and send to 8 Bar Artist Management, P.O. Box 536, St. Peters, MO 63376.

For bio information on Norman Hedman, visit

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