Jazz for Peace

Uniting people through the art form of Jazz


Fast Facts:

Rick DellaRatta and Jazz for Peace Fast Facts:

* Rick DellaRatta and Jazz for Peace performed at the United Nations in New York on September 25, 2002. He led a band consisting of Israeli, Palestinian and American musicians in concert for an international audience in what is now considered One of the most significant cultural events of our time! 2012 marks the 10th Anniversary of this historic event. 

*  This U.N. Concert has led to a benefit concert series that has gone on to raise funds, publicity and awareness for over 700 non-profit organizations, garnered support and praise from distinguished Americans such as President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Senator John McCain, activist Noam Chomsky, actor Ed Begley Jr., New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and attended and enjoyed by ambassadors, celebrities, humanitarians, and music lovers worldwide! 

* The Jazz for Peace mission is to continue the benefit concert series; to expand its performances to other cities, states and countries; to bring jazz back into the schools and expose Americans to one of its greatest, yet often overlooked art forms; and to donate musical instruments to underprivileged children and schools

* Recently jazz pianist, vocalist and composer Rick DellaRatta was listed in "Jazz Singers" as one of the top jazz vocalists all time and included by The Foundation Center in their list of the top musician philanthropists of our time along with Bono (U2), Elton John, Peter Gabriel and Sting. 

How has Jazz for Peace been able to raise funds, publicity and awareness for over 800 outstanding causes?

Answer: ITS THE MUSIC! Click HERE to hear this MP3 from the upcoming Movie Documentary Jazz for Peace - Live in Africa!

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*For more information on this cause, click on the Jazz for Peace web site at
www.jazzforpeace.org or contact Debra R. Cerritelli at 212-947-1104.

**** Jazz For Peace reaches out to individuals and organizations on both sides of conflicting issues, believing that if we as a species embrace qualities such as creativity, artistry, intellectuality, humanity, individuality, etc. we will all have a better chance at avoiding the behavior that leads to destruction.****