Quincy Jones will pay homage to his mentor, legendary trumpeter Clark Terry who just turned 92 and introduce a memorial musical tribute for his dear friend Claude Nobs, the beloved Montreux Jazz Festival founder.
For 24 years, the Jazz Foundation of America has been dedicated to saving the homes and lives of elder jazz and blues musicians in crisis. They now assist in nearly 6,000 cases a year, including hundreds of musicians and their families affected by Hurricane Sandy in the New York region as well as those still recovering from Katrina in New Orleans.
Their Programs Include:
•Preventing homelessness and evictions by paying rents and mortgages
•Creating dignified work through our Agnes Varis Jazz in the Schools Program
•Providing free medical care and operations through their partners at Englewood Hospital & Medical Center
•Keeping the heat turned on and food on the table through their Musicians’ Emergency Fund
“I cannot even imagine the world without jazz and the blues, and I cannot imagine turning our backs on the very people who gave their lives, their life experiences, and their music to us all these years, especially now when they need us most,” said Quincy Jones. “The Jazz Foundation is saving the music.”
Find out more about the concert and foundation here.