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Jane Monheit Sings for JazzReach

JazzReach, a non-profit organization that travels all over the country to bring jazz-related multimedia educational outreach programs to young people has had a remarkable year. In 2003 JazzReach encountered 17,000 young people in 20 different communities in 11 different states. That’s 17,000 potential jazz fans-seeds, we’ll call them. We need to make sure groups like JazzReach have the necessary resources to turn these seeds into fully grown, “Stella”-loving, record-buying fanatics. Organizations like JazzReach need cash.

So, JazzReach will close this year of success with a fundraising event on December 15, 2003 at New York City’s Blue Note. The event will feature a special performance from vocalist Jane Monheit (pictured), who will sing with her band: saxophonist Joel Frahm, pianist Michael Kanan, bassist Joe Martin and drummer-husband Rick Montalbano. We’ve also been told that some special, surprise guests will come out that night in support of Monheit and Jazz Reach.

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