- Posted April 27, 2011 by
Redford and Johnson Lend Support to Upcoming "Jazz for Peace" Concert
April 27, 2011 is Freedom Day in South Africa. Today marks the launch of the 2-year Bike Tour of Africa by Jolandie Rust starting in Capetown. Working with ABC4All Partner, IDUKA, Micro-Financing education, one student at a time, Rust plans to approach all government leaders to focus on delivering better educational opportunities. The bike tour coincides with the ABC4All Launch of the FOREVER Campaign for Global Humanitarian Relief (FCGHR).
Robert Redford and Wilma Johnson Lend Support to Upcoming "Jazz for Peace" Concert! Jazz for Peace is performing today, 4/27/11 at 7 p.m., in Torrance, South Bay Area of Los Angeles:
ABC4All is launching on 04/27/11 the FOREVER Campaign for Global Humanitarian Relief (FCGHR) with a FUNdraising Jazz For Peace Concert at 7 p.m. in Los Angeles at the James R. Armstrong Theatre in Torrance, California (11 miles south of LAX Airport) with Pay-Per-View of the LIVE Concert 7 PM Sharp Pacific Time at www.livestreamers.com. To get ready here's the Facebook page to like! http://on.fb.me/cfghr
Local Ski Titans Redford and Johnson Lend Support to Upcoming "Jazz for Peace" Concert. What do Utah skiing and African Tribespeople have in common?
"Plenty!" says Snowbird co-founder Wilma Johnson, who has been traveling to Kenya to aid the Samburu Tribe for the past 20 years.
Through her efforts to build drought-fighting water tanks and help secure microcredit loans, educational services and more, the Samburu Tribe of northern Kenya has made tremendous progress in their efforts to integrate with Western Society while preserving their culture and traditions.
To help the Samburu continue their progress, the world famous Jazz Group "Jazz for Peace", featuring pianist/singer/and composer Rick DellaRatta, will perform a benefit concert to aide this cause on Thursday May 5th, 6pm at the Tavernacle Social Club in downtown Salt Lake.
Jazz for Peace has performed over 800 such benefits over the past 9 years to aide outstanding causes worldwide including a performance at the Nairobi National Museum in Kenya this past February and having performed with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to Paquito D' Rivera, Rick DellaRatta is now considered by many to be one of the finest Singer/Pianists performing today and one of only a handful of Jazz Artists who can make a successful musical presentation to a large audience without having to abandon the true art form of Jazz. Rick DellaRatta was included in the Book "Jazz Singers" as one of the top Jazz Vocalists of all time and by The Foundation Center in their list of the top musician philanthropists of our time along with Bono (U2), Elton John, Peter Gabriel and Sting.
Kenya was also the setting for the movie classic "Out of Africa", prompting one of it's stars Robert Redford to offer his "very best wishes for a successful event".