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Open Sky Artists Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert
October 18 @ 7:30 pm
Jenny Lee Stern, Jazz With Friends, and Other Area Musicians present a Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert
Broadway performer and Bucks County, PA native Jenny Lee Stern (www.jennyleestern.com) will perform alongside several area musicians for a one-night-only concert to benefit those affected by recent hurricanes. All proceeds will benefit the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (disasterphilanthropy.org), a private non-profit organization with expertise in long-term rebuilding philanthropy.
The concert also marks the public launch of Open Sky Artists, LLC (openskyartists.com), the arts management and consulting firm that represents the evening’s other musicians.
In addition to Ms. Stern, the line up includes Jazz with Friends (Lori Rosolowsky, Mike Seifried, Samuel Haines and Wayne Palmer), Neal Carson (of Cherry Lane Band), and Charlie Frantz (of New Jersey Jazz Quartet).
Lori Rosolowsky, Founder of Open Sky Artists, LLC, the arts management and consulting firm that represents the musicians collaborating with Stern, said, We chose to hold our debut in a sanctuary to send funds to those who need sanctuary long after these disasters aren’t headlines anymore. The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is backed by the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy (www.impact.upenn.edu). We selected this organization because of its outstanding ability to assess and support long-term needs.
Jenny Lee Stern is a Bucks County native, Broadway veteran, and resident of Doylestown, PA. She was seen on the Great White Way in Rocky (Original Broadway Cast) and A Christmas Story (Madison Square Garden). She toured the country as “Mary Delgado” in Jersey Boys, originating the role in the Chicago and Toronto companies. Off-Broadway, Ms. Stern garnered critical acclaim for her portrayals of Judy Garland, Patti Lupone, Bernadette Peters, Sutton Foster and others in Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking. Ms. Stern has been seen frequently on the cabaret circuit in NYC, performing at Town Hall, Feinstein’s, Birdland, Lincoln Center, and 54 Below, including her solo show Just A Girl. Regionally, she has found her niche playing “Patsy Cline” in Always…Patsy Cline in several Philadelphia-area productions. She has been seen on television in The Sopranos and The Mysteries of Laura.
Jazz with Friends (jazzwithfriends.com) is a jazz combo playing a mix of jazz and pop standards and original material performed in a lively and entertaining style.
Neal Carson has been playing keyboards and singing since the 60s. Neal’s musical influences are incredibly diverse: Traffic and The Beatles early on, songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, and James Taylor, jazz artists including Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays, Bob James and Snarky Puppy. Neal has several side projects in addition the Cherry Lane organization. He plays keyboards with the River of Dreams tribute to Billy Joel, The Mango Men and TriTide.
Charles Frantz, guitarist, is Director of The Conservatory of Music where he gives private guitar and piano instruction. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Temple University and a Doctorate from Rutgers University. At Rutgers, he studied guitar with Ted Dunbar. He has played solo guitar and ensemble jazz venues for 40 years throughout the Tri-State area. At The Conservatory of Music, Charles Frantz has offered group workshops in jazz guitar chord melody, improvisation and voice leading.
Tickets are $25 General Admission for ALL seats at this benefit concert. There are no member, student, or group discounts for this concert. Tickets can be purchased online or reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows.