Jazz for Justice
I am Suzanne Legacy Cloud
, a longtime jazz singer songwriter and Philly jazz advocate, and I'm partnering with drummer Sherrie Maricle
, the leader of the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, and we are looking to fund The Dreambox Concerts at Drummers," an intimate venue, that will feature monthly performances by Philadelphia area musicians who have a deep connection to social justice.
Each concert (from October 2019 through May 2020) will spotlight a specific social issue in current American life that is of concern to these artists, and every concert will partner with a local, affinity organization that is trying to mitigate the social injustice spotlighted in the performance. The funds collected will be used to pay the performance fees for the musicians and a videographer to publicize the performances and the social justice need.
Funds are needed soon as the series will kick off on October 9th.
Your support will mean everything to the musicians, composers, and lyricists performing for a cause that is near and dear to their hearts in this climate of racial hatred, white nationalism, poverty, the mistreatment of refugees seeking asylum, gun violence, and anti-democratic actions to suppress the vote. The affinity organization will also benefit by increasing awareness of their work and the donations to support it.
Everyone involved in this project will be so grateful for your generosity and for every $10 you donate, you will receive one ticket at will call for one performance.
Giving $50 will get you 5 tickets; $100 will get you 10 tickets—and so on.support this series
2152 E. Norris St
Philadelphia, PA 19125
An intimate performance space owned by drummer Sherrie Maricle of the Diva Orchestra.
- October 9: Aaron Graves Quartet (Affinity groups: Barbara Montgomery, past president of the PA Chapter of the Brady campaign's Million Mom March, and Philadelphia CeaseFire ) Are we loving our children enough if we can't pass laws to protect them from gun violence at school?"
- November 13: The Philadelphia Heritage Art Ensemble (Racism and Oppression)
- December 11: Gina Roche and her band (Women's Empowerment)
- January 8: Denise Montana Quartet (Poverty)
- February 12: Bismuth Quartet (Climate Change)
- March 11: Diane Monroe with Paul Jost (Civil Rights)
- April 8: Suzanne Cloud Quartet (Voter Suppression and Political Corruption)
- May 13: Wendy Simon and her band (Refugees and Immigration)
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