CREOLE RESTAURANT TO HOST FUNDRAISER FOR
JAZZ MUSICIANS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE KATRINA
Tribute To Guitarist Wes Montgomery By Jazz All Star Sextet
EVENT: This many Jazz musicians at this level haven’t played in Harlem in many years and haven’t played in East Harlem in over sixty years. In a Tribute to Guitarist Wes Montgomery, who is often considered the greatest of modern jazz guitarists, and those musicians who still to this day suffer from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. The CREOLE Restaurant & Music Supper Club is hosting a Hurricane Katrina Fundraiser to benefit the Jazz Foundation. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Jazz Foundation, http://jazzfoundation.org/, which provides emergency assistance and long-term support to veteran Jazz musicians across the country. Since Katrina, the Jazz Foundation assisted in over 3,500 emergency cases and created housing and employment for over 1,000 musicians in crisis.
“We are very pleased to be the venue to host these very talented Jazz musicians and to be able to raise money to assist and support many of the New Orleans Jazz musicians that still after three years continue to suffer from the effects of Hurricane Katrina, “said Kevin Walters, CREOLE Restaurant & Music Supper Club Owner and Managing Director.
Creole cuisine will also feature a New Orleans style buffet menu of classic Creole dishes.
WHEN: Friday August 22nd, 2008 8:00 P.M. TO 10:00 P.M.
Saturday August 23rd, 2008 8:00 P.M. TO 10:00 P.M.
WHERE: CREOLE Restaurant & Music Supper Club
2167 Third Avenue @ 118th Street,
New York, New York 10035
WHO: Musicians: Eric Alexander, Tenor Sax
Dave Hazeltine, Piano
Mike Dirubbo, Alto Sax
Paul Ghil, Bass
Victor Seeyuen, Congo & percussion
Killer Ray Appleton, Drums
Kevin Walters, CREOLE Owner and Managing Director
Wendy Oxenhorn, Executive Director of Jazz Foundation
About the Musicians
Dave Hazeltine is one of a handful of young pianists who has successfully forged his own distinctive style and musical voice out of the accumulated greatness and weight of a modern piano tradition. Hazeltine’s influences extend from Art Tatum and Buddy Montgomery, Barry Harris and Cedar Walton.