JAZZ LEGENDS FOR DISABILITY PRIDE
January 2, 2016
Jazz Legends for Disability Pride is a fund raiser Jazz concert in partnership with 2016 NYC Winter Jazzfest. This very friendly, industry driven even features Jazz greats Wynton Marsalis, Benny Golson, Christian McBride, Jimmy Cobb, Harold Mabern, George Coleman, Buster Williams, Louis Hayes, Bill Charlap, Monty Alexander and many others will be featured. Last year's gala produced the first annual Disability Pride Parade in New York City held on July 12, 2015. All proceeds from this concert will benefit the 2016 Disability Pride Parade to be held in NYC on July 10, 2016. All the performers are donating their talents in support of a very important and worthy cause.
Disability Pride NYC is a not for profit started by Jazz pianist/organist Mike LeDonne whose 11 year old daughter, Mary, is disabled. Our goal is to instill a sense of pride in the community and change the public perception of people with disabilities. One of the ways we will accomplish this goal is by establishing an annual Disability Pride parade in New York City. We aim to support people with disabilities in whatever way we can.
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