FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY
PATTI AUSTIN, HUGH JACKMAN, JAMES TAYLOR AND HAROLYN BLACKWELL,
THE NEARNESS OF YOU CONCERT: IN HONOR OF MICHAEL BRECKER
SET FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 28
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER CONCERT TO ALSO INCLUDE:
BERNIE WILLIAMS, RANDY BRECKER, ANTONIO SANCHEZ,
CHRIS POTTER, DONNY McCASLIN and SPECIAL GUESTS
IN SUPPORT OF CANCER RESEARCH
AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IRVING MEDICAL CENTER (CUIMC)
AND THE WORK OF DRS. AZRA RAZA AND SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE
TICKETS GO ON SALE TOMORROW, FRIDAY DECEMBER 14, AT 10AM ET
photo courtesy of Susan Brecker
(New York, NY) The Nearness of You: In Honor of Michael Brecker biennial concert to support cancer research at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) is slated for Monday, January 28 in the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.
Honoring the memory of 15-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Michael Brecker, the concert will feature performances by Hugh Jackman, Patti Austin, James Taylor and Harolyn Blackwell. Musical director Will Lee will also be joined by Bernie Williams, Randy Brecker, Antonio Sanchez, Chris Potter, Donny McCaslin and special guests.
Proceeds from the concert will support cancer research at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) and specifically the work of Azra Raza, M.D. and Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, D.Phil.
Tickets for The Nearness of You Concert go on sale tomorrow, Friday December 14 at 10am ET, and will be available by calling Center Charge at 212-721-6500. Tickets are also available online at www.jazz.org or at the Jazz at Lincoln Center box office, located on the ground floor of the Time Warner Center (Broadway & 60th). Please note: Tickets purchased through the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, CenterCharge, and www.jazz.org are NOT tax deductible.
ABOUT MICHAEL BRECKER:
As a result of his stylistic and harmonic innovations, 15-time Grammy winner Michael Brecker is widely regarded as one of the most eminent saxophonists of the last 40 years, and has been hailed by The New York Times as “among the most influential musicians in jazz since the 1960s.” Brecker recorded and performed with a Who’s Who of jazz and pop giants spanning Charles Mingus, Chet Baker, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea Parliament-Funkadelic, Bruce Springsteen, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, Charlie Haden, McCoy Tyner, Pat Metheny, Frank Zappa, James Taylor, and Paul Simon, to name but a few. In 2005, Brecker was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). In need of a bone marrow transplant, the International Bone Marrow Registry was searched for a match. Though tens of thousands of people worldwide registered in an effort to save Brecker’s life, a matching donor was not found and on January 13, 2007, Brecker died at age 57.