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Jazz Foundation of America to Host 23rd Annual Jazz Loft Party CIRQUE DU JAZZ, 4/26

Jazz Foundation of America to Host 23rd Annual Jazz Loft Party CIRQUE DU JAZZ, 4/26

The Jazz Foundation of America will host the 23rd Annual Jazz Loft Party "Cirque du Jazz" on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 7:00 pm - Midnight at Hudson Studios in New York City.

At Cirque du Jazz, you will be taken on a journey through more than 100 years of music accompanied by fantastical and whimsical moments of surprise and wonderment.

The event will feature iconic jazz legends The Heath Brothers, Randy Weston, Billy Harper, Kahil El'Zabar, Hamiet Bluiett and more; blues aristocracy Sweet Georgia Brown, Ray Shinnery and Blind Boy Paxton; imported tango gems Pablo Ziegler and Julio Botti; piano phenoms ELEW, Isfar Sarabski and Matthew Whitaker; Russian folk rebels from New Orleans Debauche; vintage swing's coolest bands Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks and The Baby Soda Jazz Band; flamenco dancers from Seville and some serious jaw-dropping surprises to come. It will also feature special appearances by Richard Marx and Dianne Reeves at a VIP reception

Bruce Lundvall will recieve the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Please be creative with your attire! Come as your favorite era, from 1920's flappers to 1930's satin gown elegance, cool jazz cats of the 60's to cocktail dresses of the 50's with high hair and a martini. You can go Woodstock looking like Hendrix or be a wildly elegant masked fashionisita, or just come as your fabulous self.

Reserve now. Space is limited.

Standard tickets are $300 and a VIP ticket (includes admission to VIP reception) is $400. To purchase, visit

A Loft Host package is $10,000. it includes 30 VIP tickets for the evening and sponsorship listings at event, in the program and online.

A Loft Hero package is $25,000. It includes 50 VIP tickets for the evening, sponsorship listings at event, in the program and online, a limited edition "Cirque du Jazz" poster autographed by performers, and an . nstage speaking opportunity.

To purchase a sponsorship package, visit

If you cannot attend, please give to assist musicians and their families in crisis. To make a donation, visit

To purchase tickets or make a donation over the phone, call 212-245-3999 ext. 10.

For further information, visit

For 25 years, the Jazz Foundation of America has been keeping jazz & blues alive by helping the musicians
who played with everyone from Duke Ellington & Billie Holiday to Jimi Hendrix & The Rolling Stones, providing housing assistance, health care, gigs and emergency financial support in times of crisis.

The Jazz Foundation of America now assists in more than 5,000 cases a year, including hundreds of musicians and their families affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York as well as those still recovering from Katrina in New Orleans.

Programs include preventing homelessness and eviction by paying rents and mortgages, creating dignified work through the Agnes Varis Jazz in the Schools concerts, which reach thousands of inner city public school children across America, providing free medical care and operations through partners at Englewood Hospital, and keeping the heat turned on and food on the table through our Musicians' Emergency Fund.

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