Nine-time Grammy-winner Paquito D’Rivera will perform in New York City on April 12 to benefit the local Alzheimer’s Association chapter. Joining the acclaimed saxophonist-clarinetist are vocalists Jane Monheit and Louise Rogers, as well as the New York Voices. The one-night-only engagement, “For Those We Love,” will start 7:30 p.m. at the Kate Playhouse at Hunter College.
Rogers and Peter Eldridge (New York Voices) organized the event, which they plan to make an annual show. Both had family members with Alzheimer’s-Rogers’ mother lived for 17 years after being diagnosed with the disease in 1976; Eldridge’s mother was recently diagnosed in 2005.