Benefit Concert for Dayna Stephens

All seats have been sold out, however standing room tickets are available at the door at the Piedmont Piano Company on a first come-first serve basis. Call 781-686-8236 for questions.

Sunday, February 17th 6:30 PM @ The Piedmont Piano Company

Address: 1728 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA

Dayna Stephens is a world-class saxophonist, composer, and bandleader based in both New York City and the Bay Area. At 34, Dayna has released many critically acclaimed albums. The latest of which, Today is Tomorrow, is on the Criss Cross label, and features such luminaries as Aaron Parks, Julian Lage, and Michael Rodriguez.

However, what makes Dayna so special is not only his music, but also his role as an educator and mentor to aspiring musicians everywhere. He has taught students at the Stanford Jazz Workshop, The New School, The Brubeck Institute Fellowship & Summer Jazz Colony, San Francisco State University, and the Jazz Camp West. Dayna’s sincerity and care for his students makes him a truly unique resource to the entire musical community.

Sadly, Dayna has a rare kidney disease called Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) which affects 20 out of every million people and is waiting on an urgently needed kidney transplant. He faces costly anti-rejection medications at a monthly rate of over $4,000 a month for an indefinite time period.

On February 17th, renowned pianist Taylor Eigsti and the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet will be hosting a concert at the Piedmont Piano Company in efforts to raise money towards covering Dayna’s immense medical expenses. Dayna Stephens himself will be playing in Taylor Eigsti’s group, along with bassist Harish Raghavan and drummer Eric Harland. The members of the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet are Tom Kelley on alto and soprano saxophones, Rane Roatta on tenor saxophone, Paul Bloom on piano, Adam Goldman on bass, and Malachi Whitson on drums.

100% of all proceeds raised will go directly to Dayna through the Jazz Foundation’s donation system. Please come out for a very meaningful night of music if you can! Close friends of Dayna have come together to help him in this time of need. Even if you can’t attend this particular concert, please have a look through this site – learn more about Dayna, learn about kidney donation and donor screening, tell others by sharing this link on your Facebook, Twitter, or website, and please make a donation in Dayna’s name on our donation page. No donation is too small. All donations are needed and appreciated.

Please note that there will be no physical tickets. Your name is reserved on the guest list, and will be at the check-in at the Piedmont Piano Company.


If you cannot make it to the benefit concert, but still wish to donate to Dayna Stephens, visit our main page for donations at http://jazzfoundation.org/memory_honor




$25 Donation: Ticket 

$50 Donation: Ticket + A Dave Brubeck Poster
$75 Donation: Ticket + Poster + One physical copy of a BIJQ CD
$100 Donation: Ticket + Poster + CD + Brubeck Institute Shirt
$150 Donation: Ticket + Poster + CD + A Take 5 Jazz Club Shirt + Free Admission to a concert @ Take 5 Jazz Club
$200 Donation: Ticket + Poster + CD + One Free Admission to 5 concerts @ Take 5 Jazz Club (Spring 2013)
$300 Donation: Ticket + Poster + CD + A personalized song written by one of the Brubeck Fellows for YOU
$400 Donation: Ticket + Poster+ CD + One Skype private lesson with a Brubeck Fellow
$500 Donation: Ticket + Poster + CD + A private house solo piano concert by Brubeck Fellow Paul Bloom (additional transportation fees may apply depending on location)
$750 Donation: Ticket + Poster + CD + A private house concert with 2-3 Brubeck Fellows (additional transportation fees may apply depending on location)
$1000 Donation: Ticket + Poster + CD + One private house concert from all of the Brubeck Fellows (additional transportation fees may apply depending on location)



Your donation is 100% tax-deductible and will be put towards Dayna
Stephens' medical and other expenses.

The Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet are the sole producers of the
concert and have donated all goods and services corresponding with
various donation levels.

If you have a question regarding your order, please contact Brubeck
Fellow Paul Bloom at paulbloom29@gmail.com or (781) 686 8236.



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