Fri, 23 March 2012
Gwen Terry, The Duke Ellington Society, International Women in Jazz, Jazz Foundation of America and Saint Peter’s Church – Jazz Ministry are partnering to produce a fundraiser for Clark Terry on Monday, April 23 at 7 PM at Saint Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York City. Over 30 musicians will perform for their colleague, Clark Terry, to raise funds to help defray Clark’s medical expenses. Clark Terry plans to appear at the event via Skype. Suggested donation is $25 at the door.
Clark Terry’s career in jazz spans more than seventy years. He is a world-class trumpeter, flugelhornist, educator, composer, writer, trumpet/flugelhorn designer, teacher and NEA Jazz Master. He has performed for eight U.S. Presidents, and was a Jazz Ambassador for State Department tours in the Middle East and Africa. More than fifty jazz festivals have featured him at sea and on land in all seven continents. Many have been named in his honor.
His long-awaited book – Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry– is available now, published by University of California Press.
Clark Terry Fundraiser - April 23, 2012, 7 PM - Saint Peter’s Church - 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street - New York, NY - “E” train to Lexington Avenue or “6” to 51st Street - 212 935 2200 - www.saintpeters.org/events. Donations can also be sent to Jazz Foundation of America, 322 W. 48th Street, New York, NY 10036. (212) 245-3999. www.jazzfoundation.org.
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