Jazz Foundation of America to Present Gala Benefit May 4

Classic Arts News   Jazz Foundation of America to Present Gala Benefit May 4
The Jazz Foundation of America's annual gala on May 4 will include performances by vocalist Abbey Lincoln, bassist Ron Carter, and trumpeter Clark Terry, the organization announced.

The event takes place at the Apollo Theater in Harlem starting at 8 p.m.

Also scheduled to appear are saxophonist James "Blood" Ulmer, clarinetist Michael White and his Original Liberty Jazz Band of New Orleans, folk singer Odetta, organist Jimmy McGriff, drummer Will Calhoun, pianist Harold Mabern, drummer Ben Riley, pianist George Cables, and saxophonist Gary Bartz, as well as dozens of New Orleans musicians.

Actor Bill Cosby will host; actor Danny Glover will also appear.

The JFA, founded in 1989 to support elderly and poverty-stricken jazz musicians, has assisted hundreds of victims of Hurricane Katrina since the storm struck New Orleans last fall.

Call 212-245-3999 x 29 for tickets; for more information, visit www.jazzfoundation.org.

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