“We were truly uplifted by the evening you organized for children singing jazz, with Love and Appreciation.”
– Judith and Jon Hendricks
Thank-you all Jazz Drama Program supporters for a phenomenal Fall Benefit Gala which raised over $30,000 for the coming year’s activities involving youth and their communities in JAZZ!
It was an amazing celebration of the life and legacy of two of our great jazz elders – Jon Hendricks and Cobi Narita hosted by the charming and soulful Ron Claiborne of ABC News, a die hard jazz fan.
It was great to share the night with you Wednesday. Truly one for the record books. The musical and inter-generational magic was astounding and lifted everyone’s spirits.
Thank-you to all friends, family, volunteers, board & advisory board members, sponsors, artists, honorees, parents/guardians who made the night such a glowing success. Here are a few comments we received…you can add yours by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s keep this Jazz Drama fire burning bright!
“It was great to share the night with you Wednesday. Truly one for the record books. The musical and inter-generational magic was astounding and lifted everyone’s spirits.”
“Great show! One of the most beautiful moments last night, among many beautiful moments, was the juxtaposition of old and young. I think each got satisfaction and respect from the other. So rare to see old people and young people together like that. Really powerful.”
“…there were no egos in the room. I had to think for a moment and had to agree. The seasoned talents were applauded and so were the youngsters. Especially the young people, they did not tire of being in a room full of grown-ups! I also said to several people, how lucky the youngsters are to have music to sing from this era, their moment. The first pieces of music I learned were from traditional sources and from the American Popular Song book. I do not remember how long I was singing before I got my hands on a piece of blues music. Your students are very lucky.”
“Thanks for giving me the chance to sing with my musical father.”
– Marion Cowings
“…the expression in Cobi Narita’s face as I read the words of tribute to her was just amazing. She was deeply, deeply moved, honored, grateful. I was at first startled. It was real and it was profound.”
– Ron Claiborne