NewUrbanJazz Radio Forges Nationwide Strategic Musical Alliances to Offer Fundraising Solution for Grammy Winner Dave Valentin 11/7
NewUrbanJazz Radio Producer Bob Baldwin has forged alliances with fellow musicians and artists to raise funds for Latin Jazz Legend Dave Valentin by producing a concert at the Tarrytown Music Hall on November 7, 2013.
Fellow musicians and artists will donate their time, talent and resources to perform a fundraiser for the Grammy Award winning artist. Net proceeds will benefit the Bronx, NY native and said proceeds will assist in medical bill payments and basic living needs as Valentin has not worked any musical performances since suffering from a stroke on March 3, 2012.
"We are very happy to have formed an alliance with other fellow musicians, and we don't take our musical gifts lightly. Any one of us could lose use of our fingers to create music and a livelihood for ourselves or our families. The unification of artists attending makes a huge statement from the jazz and music community", says Bob Baldwin, host of the NewUrbanJazz Lounge.
NewUrbanJazz is a radio program that begun in 2008 after CD101.9 went off the air and flipped music genres, leaving a void for jazz music in the NY-Tristate. NUJ now airs on 30 stations, 20 states with over 453,000 listeners weekly from Alabama to Alaska and everywhere in between.
The event is co-sponsored by Family Resource Center in Peekskill, NY, who felt a strong need to raise the awareness of the symptoms stemming from a stroke.
"We wish to make this a nationwide campaign to raise money for Dave. We ask that musicians and fans from all over the world purchase a ticket, even if they cannot attend and that list will be delivered to Dave Valentin to show their support of his artistry, with the hope of encouraging him to return to top performance form," says Baldwin.
Look for dynamic performances by Valentin sideman, including Pianist Bill O'Connell, Bassist Lincoln Goines, and Drummer Robby Ameen, who performed on several of Dave's 15 cd's.