The Kids for Coltrane Fundraiser… The Kids for Coltrane Project educates children about diversity and American history by incorporating the history of jazz into classrooms and after school programs. It is currently housed in the NYC school system, and they are in the process of creating a nonprofit organization.
The Kids for Coltrane Fundraiser:
Friday, April 27th
9:30pm (doors open at 8:45pm)
34 W 22nd St, between 5th & 6th Ave
$15 per ticket, 2 beverage minimum
RSVP and purchase tickets:
Spoken Word Poet: Safia Elhillo
Safia was a finalist in the 2010 Women of the World Poetry Slam, has performed at venues such as the Kennedy Center, Yale University, the New Amsterdam Theater on Broadway, and the Cutler Majestic Theater in Boston. She has shared the stage with ?uestlove and Black Thought of The Roots, Gil Scott-Heron, The Last Poets, and Sonia Sanchez.
Jazz Band: Stix Bones and the B.O.N.E. Squad
Stix started his career touring with Rhazel The Godfather of Noise in the UK and France and traveling the US with 5 time Showtime at the Apollo winner/Author/Poet Jessica Care Moore.
As he continued to work with artist in the Tri -State Area, the jazz performances led Stix back to his training ground. Stix independently released his first full-length Smooth Jazz album entitled “Groove Like This”. The album has graced the airwaves of more than 40 jazz radio stations in the US, Jazz internet and satellite stations across the globe. It has charted in the top 10 on the digital jazz charts and made it to the top 20 jazz charts in France. Stix is currently the Music Director for the house band at the Paradise Theater in NYC.
Guitarist: Lou Vig
Lou Vig has played for such well-known musical acts as Frank Dell & The New York Connection, The Pazant Brothers,The Manhattans, Chuck Jackson and Melba Moore. He has toured the United States and Canada. He has also been a regular at the famous Manhattan night spot, The Cotton Club lending his talents to many artists and performed at the Iridium Jazz Club in NYC with Nat Adderley, Jr. and the legendary Melba Moore.