Fourteen groups will perform on October 15th
Salem Roadhouse Café, along with Monarch Housing Associates, announces Jazzfest for the Homeless. The event will be held at the Salem Roadhouse Café, 829 Salem Road, Union, NJ (Townley Presbyterian Church) October 15, from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM.
Admission is $15.00 per person, and additional donations will be accepted. All proceeds benefit Monarch Housing Associate, which helps end homelessness. Top name jazz artists from New Jersey and New York will perform.
“This is the second year for us to hold a Jazz Benefit concert,” said Bruce Tangowski, director of the Salem Roadhouse Café. “Last year we dedicated our show and raised over $1,200.00 towards Haiti Earthquake Relief. We see the JazzFest for the Homeless as a natural extension of our monthly Roadhouse music shows.”
Carrie Jackson, a well known New Jersey and New York jazz performer, is helping the Roadhouse Café to organize and host the event, and will be lending her amazing vocal talents to the show. Alan Rosenthal on piano, Thaddeus Expose on bass, and Earl Grice on drums will be part her group, Carrie Jackson and The Jazzin’ All Stars.
Jazzfest for the Homeless will feature continuous performances by jazz artists from opening to close. Among those performing will be:
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- Kate Baker, vocals;
- Gil “Bop” Benson, vocals;
- Jan Cardin;
- Rio Clemente – the Bishop of Jazz, piano;
- Phyllis Colleran-Blanford;
- John DeMarco, vocals;
- Carol Erickson;
- Janice Friedman, piano/vocals;
- Stephen Fuller;
- Solomon Hicks;
- Pam Purvis & Bob Ackerman, piano/vocals/sax;
- Pat Tandy:
- Nick Verdi, and more.
The Salem Roadhouse Café offers an intimate, nightclub-like setting for hearing first-rate professional musicians, both local and from farther afield – with the stage just a few feet from the audience. Musicians especially enjoy the feedback they get from playing in front of an attentive audience. Over its three years of operation, the Roadhouse has brought back many performers at their request.
Shows are monthly. The admission to the monthly shows includes hot and cold snacks, assorted non-alcoholic beverages, and three blends of gourmet coffees and assorted teas. Funds generated from the performances always support various charities. The Salem Roadhouse Café is a non-profit enterprise. The work of local artists are on display in the Roadhouse Fine Arts Gallery. Shows are regularly broadcast on UnionTV34’s nightly “Union After Dark” music series on Comcast’s channel 34. For more information click here.