The Jazz Foundation of America Presents Its 9th Annual “A Great Night in Harlem”

The Jazz Foundation of America Presents Its 9th Annual “A Great Night in Harlem”


Thursday, May 20, 2010
8:00pm – 10:00pm
The Apollo Theater
253 West 125th St.
New York, NY

The Jazz Foundation of America presents its 9th annual “A Great Night in Harlem” gala concert to benefit our Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund. This evening will raise money to assist countless elder jazz and blues musicians in crisis across the country, artists who have spent their lives making ours richer with their music.

Held at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, the concert brings together more than 50 legends of the Music to say “thank you” for keeping the Musicians and the Music alive.

The theme of this year’s concert is “A History of the Music.” Part of this historic event will be celebrating the 100th birthday of jazz legend Max “The Saxman” Lucas, who played with Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and Muddy Waters, to name a few, and still rides the subway to get to his gigs!

HOSTED BY:
Chevy Chase
Danny Glover
Michael Imperioli (of The Sopranos!)
& David Johansen (of The New York Dolls!)

PERFORMERS INCLUDE:*
Roberta Flack
Little Jimmy Scott
Jimmy Heath
Frank Wess
Madeleine Peyroux
Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks
Manno Charlemagne
Davell Crawford (The Prince of New Orleans)
Sweet Georgia Brown & The Blues Crusaders
and many more surprises…

* Schedules subject to change.

Concert tickets range from $55, $105, $260, $520 to $1500 (which includes the pre- concert gala dinner and VIP after-party) and are available for online purchase at jazzfoundation.org/. To purchase over the phone, call 212-245-3999 ext 10.

Please note: JFA will be mailing out all purchased tickets to you the week before the event. Ticket purchases are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

Come join us for an unforgettable night in Harlem!

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