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Mike LeDonne Hosts Disability Pride Parade

Event to take place Sunday in Manhattan

Mike LeDonne, Disability Pride Concert, NYC January 2016

In January, pianist and organist Mike LeDonne held his second annual “Jazz Legends for Disability Pride” concert at the Quaker Friends Meeting Hall in New York City. The show, part of NYC Winter Jazzfest, featured some of the greatest names in jazz today, including Christian McBride, Wynton Marsalis, Monty Alexander, Jimmy Cobb, Joe Lovano, Harold Mabern, Buster Williams, Bill Charlap, Benny Golson and many others. All of these musicians were doing their part to raise awareness of and funds for LeDonne’s Disability Pride Parade, whose second edition takes place this Sunday, July 10, in New York City.

LeDonne’s passion and commitment derive from his personal experience being the father of a multiply disabled daughter, Mary, who suffers from Prader-Willi syndrome. He recently answered a few questions about Sunday’s event for JT.

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