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Second Annual Evening of Jazz for Newtown Planned for 4/11

Apr 3, 2014

The Second Annual Evening of Jazz for Newtown will take place at the Newark Academy Auditorium, 91 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039 on April 11, 2014. The performance will feature Andre Hayward, Tim Ries, Monica Lynk Anderson and the award winning Newark Academy Jazz Program.

Julius Tolentino, The Newark Academy Jazz Director published the following note:

The Evening of Jazz has been an annual concert at Newark Academy to showcase it’s numerous jazz ensembles.  This year our three featured musicians will be tenor saxophonist, Tim Ries a member of the Rolling Stones touring band, trombonist, Andre Hayward formerly with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the winner of the Thelonious Monk Competition in 2003 and the talented vocalist Monica Lynk Anderson. 

All proceeds will go directly to the families of Sandy Hook and to the Ana Grace Fund.  Ana Grace Marquez-Greene was one of the children killed in the Newtown shootings.  Her parents, Jimmy and Nelba are dear friends of mine that go back to my college years. Our contributions as a school and a jazz community will continue to support the families of Newtown as they work to support each other and in their efforts to prevent the causes of gun violence.  It is fitting to honor Ana's memory with music, as she was musically gifted.  In our efforts to raise funds for this worthy cause, we hope you can join us on April 11th for this special evening of music.

Please email egilbert@newarka.edu to purchase tickets or to make a donation.  You can also call the Newark Academy bookstore at 973-992-700 x428.