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WALLINGFORD, CT—Legendary pianist and composer Dave Brubeck and his jazz quartet will perform in a once-in-a-lifetime benefit concert Saturday, May 19 in the Julian B. Thayer Auditorium at Coginchaug Regional High School in Durham. Other
“Our concept for Jazz’d 4 Life is to serve as a vehicle to raise money to help young children on a local, national and international level,” said Rinaldo.
Rinaldo announced that Jazz’d 4 Life has selected Stamford-based AmeriCares, an international disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization, to receive proceeds from the May 19 concert, explaining that AmeriCares also operates domestic programs supporting
Jazz’d 4 Life will also donate to
Chris Lemmon, actor, writer, producer and son of the late actor Jack Lemmon, will be master of ceremonies for the inaugural concert May 19. “I’m an enormous Dave Brubeck fan,” said Lemmon. “I think he’s a genius, and the concept behind Jazz’d 4 Life is terrific.” Lemmon’s recent book, A Twist of Lemmon, about his famous father, has been earning rave reviews.
Dr. Mel Goldstein, the popular meteorologist for WTNH Channel 8 and also a Jazz’d4Life Board member, will host a VIP reception at following the concert at the historic Lyman Homestead in Middlefield. Lemmon and Goldstein recently filmed a 30-second public service announcement, which will begin airing on Channel 8 in March.
Brubeck, 86, a world-renowned musician since the 1950’s, has enjoyed a long and successful career. He continues to perform regularly, and has released countless albums with hits like “Take Five” and “Blue Rondo a la Turk,” He has toured the world several times. Brubeck was the first jazz figure to ever make the cover of Time magazine.
Tickets for the May 19 benefit show are available now, at prices ranging from $75 to $150. Purchase online at www.jazzed4life.org or by calling 800/476-8394. A limited number of tickets will be sold to the after-party VIP reception. For package prices, call Anthony Rinaldo at 860/989-9546.
For information, interviews, and feature story opportunities, please contact our board members:
Catherine Brubeck Yaghsizian 203/410-5190
Arne Yaghsizian 203/410-5190
Anthony Rinaldo 860/989-9543
Lata Chawla, Performance Edge 860/505-7251
Dr. Mel Goldstein, WTNH 860/784-8836