Here is the link to view our brief but
informative Jazz for Peace Video:
Jazz For Peace featuring Rick DellaRatta Fast
DellaRatta and Jazz For Peace performed at the United Nations in New York on
September 25, 2002. He led a band consisting Israeli, Middle Eastern,
European, Asian and American musicians in concert for an international audience
in what is now considered one of the most significant cultural events of
the past year, Jazz For Peace has played over 75 benefit concerts across many of
New York's finest jazz venues for numerous nonprofit organizations in need,
expansion series concerts across the US, and
received support, praise and contributions from John McCain to Denis Kucinich
and many, many others.
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
DellaRatta’s new CD, Jazz For Peace, has just been released. Half of the
proceeds go toward musical instruments for underprivileged children. It features
such jazz greats as Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Paquito D'Rivera and the London
*Rick DellaRatta is an international jazz pianist, vocalist and composer, who has won numerous awards through his talent. Most recently, he has been honored in Jazz Singers, a book by Scott Yanow, as one of the 500 greatest jazz vocalists of all-time.
*For more information on this cause, click on the Jazz For Peace web site at www.jazzforpeace.org or contact Debra Cerritelli 212-947-1104.