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PostSubject: Paquito DíRivera and Jane Monheit Headline Alzheimerís Benef   Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:39 pm

Paquito DíRivera and Jane Monheit Headline Alzheimerís Benefit.

Nine-time Grammy-winner Paquito D'Rivera will perform in New York City
on April 12 to benefit the local Alzheimerís Association chapter.
Joining the acclaimed saxophonist-clarinetist are vocalists Jane
Monheit and Louise Rogers, as well as the New York Voices. The
one-night-only engagement, ďFor Those We Love,Ē will start 7:30 p.m. at
the Kate Playhouse at Hunter College.
Rogers and Peter Eldridge (New York Voices) organized the event,
which they plan to make an annual show. Both had family members with
AlzheimerísóRogersí mother lived for 17 years after being diagnosed
with the disease in 1976; Eldridgeís mother was recently diagnosed in
ďWe are so proud to partner with the New York City Chapter of the
Alzheimerís Association to make this a socially significant and
musically momentous event,Ē Rogers and Eldridge said in a press
statement. ďThe concert will be an emotional and uplifting evening of
jazz to benefit those we love.Ē
The concert will largely consist of Brazilian vocal jazz. DíRivera
and the New York Voices first collaborated in 2003 on their Latin
Grammy-winning album Brazilian Dreams.
Born in Cuba, DíRivera was a child prodigy in his home country,
learning classical saxophone at age 5. Since his early start, DíRivera
has played in the most prestigious venues around the world with the
London Royal Symphony, Bronx Arts Ensemble, Puerto Rico Symphony
Orchestra and many other esteemed groups.
For ticketing information and other details, check out the Alzheimerís Association, New York Chapter Web site.


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