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Boston’s World Trade Center Hosts Steppin Out

It’s always more fun paying exorbitant ticket prices when your money isn’t going into the pocket of some fat-cat promoter, but into the coffers of a charitable organization. The Dimock Community Health Center is offering folks the chance to pay $150 to attend “Steppin’ Out 2001,”an evening of live jazz performances at Boston’s World Trade Center and Seaport Hotel on Sat., Nov. 10. The funds raised will help the Dimock Center in delivering much-needed health and human services to Boston’s urban neighborhoods.

“The History of Jazz” is the theme of this year’s “Steppin’ Out,” which has traditionally served as a place for music lovers, major donors and other elites to meet, greet and hear performances. The event’s creators have re-created historic Bostonian jazz clubs like the Pioneer Club, Wally’s Café, and the Western Front to improve ambience and spotlight the historical theme.

Those scheduled to perform include drummer Roy Haynes (pictured left), vocalist Vanessa Rubin, trumpeter Darren Barrett, saxophonist Donald Harrison and guitarist David Gilmore. WGBH 89.7 FM, the official radio station of “Steppin’ Out,” will also be showing clips from jazz films in one of the rooms.

For reservations and information, call Dimock Community Health Center at (617) 442-8800.

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