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Vitello's Jazz Club Hosts "Jazz For Japan" Concerts And Fundraiser Event With Support From Local Jazz Community

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100% Proceeds Donated To The Japan Red Cross

Vitellos's Jazz Club in Studio City in association with the Los Angeles Jazz Society welcomes the LA jazz community to come and support the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Musicians and fans will be coming together from 11:00 AM-11:00 PM Saturday, April 9 for an all day concert benefit raising funds for the Japanese Red Cross. Vitello's is located at 4349 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, CA 91604.

The historic Vitello's Italian Restaurant, is one of Studio City's oldest and most venerable landmarks as well as an epicenter for the Jazz community. “We are proud to bring such influential musicians together for such a worthy cause" says Vitello's general manager, Brad Roen. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Japan Red Cross. “So many people are shook up about the catastrophe in Japan; we are expecting to see tremendous support from the community." Those attending the event will enjoy the delicious Italian cuisine of Vitello's. There will also be a silent auction featuring an array of items donated by the finest local musical instrument manufacturers with all proceeds also going to the Japanese Red Cross.

Those showing support for this event will be treated the performances from The Yellowjackets featuring Russ Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, Bob Mintzer and Will Kennedy; The POEM Quartet comprised of Alan Pasqua, Derek Oles, Peter Erskine and Bob Mintzer; The Peter Erskine / Alan Pasqua / Derek Oles Trio. Grammy nominated vocalist Denise Donatelli will also be performing along with the Vitello's all stars featuring Bob Sheppard, Larry Koonse, Tom Warrington and Joe La Barbara. Attendees will also enjoy Jazz comedian Franklyn Ajaye and the top combo and big band from USC's Thornton School of Music, plus many more performers to be announced soon.

While the earthquake and tsunami disasters have left us all speechless, the gift and power of music has inspired these talented artists to donate their time and talent to this relief effort.

Saturday April 9, 2011
11:00 am-11:00pm

General admission is $25 & $50 & $100
VIP seating is $200

Donation only options are available here.

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