Jazz For Peace™
Jazz For Orphans(TM) Benefit ConcertJazz For Peace(TM) featuring Rick DellaRatta to perform benefit concert for the Ascent Russian Orphan Aid Foundation.
Join us for a romantic evening of Jazz and Bossa Nova with the internationally acclaimed group Jazz For Peace(TM) featuring vocalist and pianist Rick DellaRatta near beautiful Central Park in Manhattan as one of the most exciting, musical, cultural events of our time takes place on Mon. Dec. 8th at 7pm alongside a fascinating art exhibit in a benefit for the Russian orphans!
Jazz for Peace Concert's featuring Rick DellaRatta will expand to Downtown Manhattan on Mon. December 8th with a 7pm concert at Jazz on the Park - 36 West 106Th Street, NYC. The concert will also feature a display of artwork by the young, up and coming artist and painter Lynne Marie. Tickets are $25 ($20 online) with 50% of the profit to benefit the Ascent Russian Orphan Aid Foundation. For details please visit: www.russianorphan.org/news/events_jazz_NY_120803.htm.
Ascent Russian Orphan Aid Foundation is a non-profit charity that spends 100% of donations to provide basic necessities such as food, clothing and shelter to Russian orphans and homeless children. We do not receive any compensation for our work and pay for all operating expenses out of our own pocket. Every penny of your contribution goes directly to an orphanage to help complete the project you support. All orphanages and shelters that receive our help are registered non-profit organizations in the Russian Federation and have at least a 5-year record of accomplishment. We are a 501(3)(c) non-profit charitable corporation registered in the state of California (EIN 91-2192371) and your donations are fully tax deductible. Please visit www.russianorphan.org for more information.
The work of artist and painter Lynn Marie continues the 'original stitch' -a creative movement invoking atonement [covering and mending] the transcendent language of a woman's work through the action / power of her hand's, it is a salvage art which accepts sacrifice for the purpose of creating new. It defines a sanctified time / place between gravity & grace ....as is a shroud, a tallies, a quilt - honors sacred human space. More info: http://www.jubileeartist.com.
Jazz for Peace's mission is to help advance people to their highest potential through the understanding of Jazz as well as spreading peace through our "Jazz For Peace(TM) Concerts" worldwide - joining forces (or performing) with multi-cultural musicians to spread peace through the art form of Jazz and entering regions that are politically controversial. By the means of live concerts, video taping, on hands / on-line teaching as well as supplying musical instruments to under-privileged children in under developed areas worldwide, Jazz for Peace will re-enforce what past history has proven - that the art form of Jazz has the ability to create a positive effect that unites people and may eventually start to transform the barriers and issues of different cultures and beliefs. More info: www.jazzforpeace.org.
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"Rick DellaRatta is one of the finest Jazz pianists alive."
"It is actually the quality of DellaRatta's voice that grows on me more & more with repeated listening. At first I felt that Rick's strengths as a pianist were foremost, but with time I have come to understand that Dellaratta's skill as a vocalist is not to be underestimated."His voice has quite a haunting quality to it, being slightly androgynous in tone, sometimes ghostly.... sometimes sexy. "
--Jen Karpin, Green Mtn Jazz Messenger
"...sure it will be a good show."
--New York Times Jazz Forum