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May 17th, 2013
253 West 125th Street, New York, NY (btw 7th & 8th Ave.)
CONCERT 7:30 PM
PERFORMANCES BY: An unforgettable combination of jazz, blues, R&B and rock legends with Elvis Costello, Paul Shaffer (Late Show with David Letterman), Macy Gray, Sharon Jones, Long John Hunter, Jeffrey Wright - MC (Basquiat, Cadillac Records), Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Matthew Whitaker, Steven Bernstein (Musical Director) & the Kansas City Band: James Carter, Henry Butler, Don Byron, Curtis Fowlkes, Nicholas Payton, Jerry Dodgion, Art Baron, Craig Handy, Victor Lewis, Ray Anderson, David Gilmore and many more...
Quincy Jones will also make a special appearance to pay homage to his mentor, legendary trumpeter Clark Terry who just turned 92, and to introduce a memorial musical tribute for his dear friend, Claude Nobs, the beloved Montreux Jazz Festival founder.including a special tribute to Clark Terry...
With more jaw-dropping surprises to be announced...
CONCERT PRODUCED BY HAL WILLNER: Music producer for Saturday Night Live, Lou Reed, Marianne Faithfull, Macy Gray, Robert Altman's Short Cuts and lots more
2013 DR. BILLY TAYLOR HUMANITARIAN AWARD: ARCHIBALD COX, JR.
ABOUT THE GALA
The Jazz Foundation presents its annual "A Great Night in Harlem" gala concert to benefit our Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund. This evening will raise money to assist countless elder jazz and blues musicians in crisis across the country, artists who have spent their lives making ours richer with their music. Held at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, the concert brings together legends of the Music to say "thank you" for keeping the Musicians and the Music alive. Past performances and appearances have included legends like Bill Cosby, Quincy Jones, Bono, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Brubeck, Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Danny Glover, Chevy Chase, Hank Jones, Abbey Lincoln, Odetta, Macy Gray and many others. This year's concert is seeking to raise $2 million and, with your help, we can do it!
Concert tickets range from $75 (heavens), $150 (upper mezzanine), $300 (lower mezzanine), $500 preferred lower mezzanine) to $1500 (VIP cocktail party, orchestra seating and dinner) and are available for online purchase - please see upper right side of our website for ticket sales, or for purchase over the phone at 212-245-3999 ext 10. Ticket purchases are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Come join us for an unforgettable night in Harlem…
POST-CONCERT GALA DINNER & VIP AFTER-PARTY
9:00 PM An intimate private dinner for our major sponsors, patrons and celebrity guests. Join us for great food, dance and a great cause. The exclusive After-party is said to be the greatest part of the night where performers, celebrities and you get to gather and drink, dance and have the time of your life to rare after-hour performances. Tables of 10 are available with $100,000, $50,000, $25,000, $10,000 and $5,000 sponsorship packages. Single dinner tickets are also available for $1500. Please see Sponsorship Opportunities for details. Admission to the after-party only is available with the purchase of a $500 concert ticket. Advertising opportunities in the "Great Night in Harlem" evening's program can be found here.