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Michael Brecker Cancer Benefit Concert Coming to JALC

Randy Brecker, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Dianne Reeves & more

Michael Brecker

“The Nearness of You Concert,” a benefit for cancer research honoring the memory of saxophonist Michael Brecker, who died from complications of leukemia in 2007, will take place Jan. 20 at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. Participants include Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bobby McFerrin, Dianne Reeves, Randy Brecker, Mike Mainieri, Joey Calderazzo, Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Bill Evans, John Patitucci, Antonio Sanchez, Gil Goldstein, Adam Rogers, Danny Sadownick, Steve Wilson, Charles Pillow, Alex Sipiagin, Robin Eubanks, Chris Komer, Roger Rosenberg, Joyce Hammann, Mark Feldman, Lois Martin and Dave Eggar. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness are the benefit chairs, and Meredith Vieira will serve as master of ceremonies.

Proceeds from the concert will support cancer research at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and the work of Azra Raza, MD, and Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, PhD.

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