A special Jazzical Benefit featuring the multi-talented entertainer Joel Martin will take place Friday, March 20 at 7:00 pm at the historic Essex Community Church.
All proceed will go to the Staats family to assist with the mounting medical expenses of our dear friend Lloyd Staats (learn more here). We hope you can help. We will sincerely appreciate your donations.
Donations will be accepted at the performance or may be mailed to the Essex Community Church at PO Box 125, Essex, NY 12936.
About Joel Martin
Producer/pianist/composer/arranger Joel A. Martin is the trademark and creator of Jazzical®, a marriage of classical of jazz and more. He toured as pianist/collaborator this past year with Grammy Award artists opera singer Kathleen Battle, rock and roll hall of famer Jaimoe of the Allman Brothers, and produced a CD with multiple Grammy/Oscar/Emmy/Tony award winning Disney composer, Alan Menken. On July 18 he produced an all-star tribute to Nelson Mandela, Footsteps of Mandela at NYC’s Riverside Church which will be featured on the PBS documentary “Ineffable.” The 2nd installment of FOM was held on Feb. 8 at the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport CT on the themes of reconciliation and forgiveness in our communities.
Plans for 2015 include the debut CD recording of the Jazzical Symphony Orchestra, orchestrating and arranging for a Broadway bound musical, Uncle Jed’s Barbershop, more Footsteps of Mandela concerts, and a month-long arts in education residency at the California State Summer School for the Arts.
For more information, please contact Jennifer Moore at vclaccompanist[AT]yahoo.com.
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