James Moody Headlines "Moody & Friends" Benefit Concert

The James Moody Scholarship Fund represents a long-standing desire by James and Linda Moody to create opportunities for the next generation of jazz masters by providing financial assistance for students who demonstrate outstanding ability, good character and for whom the scholarship would make a difference; a major goal is to help those who might not otherwise be able to pursue a higher education. Joining Moody on stage will be Howard Alden, guitar; Bill Charlap, piano; Todd Coolman, bass; NEA Jazz Master Paquito D'Rivera, clarinet; Jon Faddis, trumpet and music director; Roberta Gambarini, vocals; Roy Hargrove, trumpet; Antonio Hart, alto saxophone; NEA Jazz Master Jon Hendricks, vocals; Dennis Mackrel, drums; Russell Malone, guitar; Jeremy Monteiro, piano; Jimmy Owens, trumpet; and Renee Rosnes, piano.

Saxophonist and NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Jazz Master James Moody will headline the annual “Moody & Friends" Benefit Concert for jazz scholarships at Purchase College on March 31, 2008 at 7:30 PM at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. Moody will be joined by an ensemble of renowned jazz musicians. The concert supports the James Moody Scholarship Fund at Purchase College.

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