LOVE WINS to Benefit the Ana Márquez-Greene Scholarship Fund

LOVE WINS to Benefit the Ana Márquez-Greene Scholarship Fund

The Love Wins! concert will feature Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O with DownBeat and JazzTimes poll winning drummer Matt Wilson, Paul Sikivie on bass and Jeff Lederer on saxophone, as well as an all-star group featuring Grammy-nominated vocalist René Marie, Grammy Award winner Bill Charlap on piano, Grammy-nominated bassist Rufus Reid and Grammy-nominated saxophonist Jimmy Greene , who is WCSU co-coordinator of Jazz Studies and associate professor of Music. The event is hosted by the WCSU Department of Music.

Ticket sales and donations will go to the Ana Grace Márquez-Greene Music Scholarship, an endowed memorial music scholarship for incoming freshmen at WCSU. The scholarship fund was created to honor the memory of Ana Grace Márquez-Greene, daughter of Jimmy Greene and Nelba Márquez-Greene, who lost her life at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012. "Ana was a joyful, musical child and full of life," said Jimmy Greene. "This scholarship is one of the ways we remember her - it helps young musicians who want to study at WestConn. Ana's mom and brother and I look forward to the concert every year."

Tickets $35 general admission $50 VIP reception with musicians before concert A limited number of $20 WCSU student tickets are available with a valid WCSU ID at the VPAC box office. For more information, contact the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486.

The Love Wins! Benefit Concert" a Celebration of Music to Benefit the Ana Márquez-Greene Scholarship Fund at WCSU 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, Veronica Hagman Concert Hall Visual & Performing Arts Center Western Connecticut State University Westside campus 43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury

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