ShapeShifter Lab Presents ACLU Benefit Concert to Raise Money for Migrants

Lineup for Aug. 11 Brooklyn show will include Aaron Parks, Shai Maestro, Dayna Stephens, and Antonio Sánchez

Photo of Aaron Parks
Aaron Parks (photo by Bart Babinski/ECM)

On Sunday, Aug. 11, Brooklyn jazz club ShapeShifter Lab will host a benefit concert, “Music for Human Rights,” to raise money for migrants at the border. Proceeds from the show will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.

“As a response to the atrocities committed at the southern border, we will unite to celebrate our shared humanity and raise funds to bring dignity and justice to this country’s newest migrants,” reads a press release announcing the show. “The jazz community is one comprised of many immigrants. This concert is both a show of solidarity and a call to support the important work of the ACLU.”

The concert will feature four main acts, including pianists Aaron Parks and Shai Maestro, saxophonist Dayna Stephens, and drummer Antonio Sánchez.

Doors open at 4 p.m. and the show begins at 5 p.m. To purchase tickets to the event, go here. To donate, go here.

Read Geoffrey Himes’ 2017 JazzTimes profile of Antonio Sánchez.