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 2nd Annual Jazz Benefit Launches Institute at Bistro
"Featuring Virtuoso Talent & Jazz Masters"


St. Louis, July 8th, 2005 - The Institute for the Advancement of Jazz Study and Performance, the most recent program of the Community Women Against Hardship, proudly announces their 2nd Annual Jazz Benefit on Sunday, July 24 beginning with a buffet at 2:00 p.m. and multiple set concert at 3:00 p.m. The event features emerging talent, along with jazz masters at the Bistro in Grand Center.

Jerome Michael Harris’ (AKA “Scrooge”) Quartet consists of well known professional musicians: Jerome Harris, drums; Freddie Washington, tenor / soprano saxophones and flute; Jeffrey Anderson, bass; and highlights emerging piano virtuoso, Lawrence Fields (who now attends The Berklee School of Music, Boston, MA). In addition, guests can expect exciting vocals from Anita Jackson.

Artistic Director of the Institute, Jerome Harris, will announce the official launch of the Institute during this event. Designed to benefit youth from 7th to 12th grades, Harris remarked, “we greatly appreciate those who have supported this project thus far, and hope to gain the support of the musical community. This is an opportunity for listeners and players to pass the torch on, and mentor those younger musicians who aspire to follow the path we have so graciously accepted as our calling.” Proceeds from the benefit will launch the Institute and defray instructor costs. Interested volunteer musicians, and families with children who desire program enrollment should contact Jerome Harris at (314) 289-7523. Open seating is priced at $50 per person for this buffet concert, and reserved VIP seating is available at $75 per person. Consider a purchase of raffle tickets if you are unable to attend ($1.00 each -or- 6 for $5.00). For more information, to reserve space, or to purchase raffle tickets, please call (314) 289-7523.

 
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