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Jazz Musicians’ Emergency Fund Benefit

On October 16 the Apollo Theater in New York City will host the annual “A Great Night in Harlem” to benefit the Jazz Musicians’ Emergency Fund (JMEF).

The JMEF was created in 1989 by the Jazz Foundation of America (JFA) with the intent to help meet the financial needs of struggling older jazz musicians. The organization also works to provide jazz and blues musicians with free medical care, assisting in preventing homelessness by postponing evictions, paying rent and providing emergency living expenses. In the past year, JFA assisted 300 musicians and saved 60 from homelessness.

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