(LOS ANGELES) - Jazz enthusiasts gathered once again in Hollywood this December, to enjoy the music of The George Kahn Quintet while at the same time raising money to help the homeless. This was Jazz Pianist, George Kahn's fourth year hosting a benefit concert to raise money for PATH Ventures (People Assisting The Homeless). The show, which took place on December 6th, was wildly acclaimed by those in attendance. This year's concert was, enthusiastically, the best one yet.
Sponsored by Mortgage Capital Partners, Bocarsly Emden, Killefer Flammang Architects and other entities, the Quintet packed The Catalina Bar and Grill to capacity. The proceeds from the event, totaling $11,400, will all go to PATH Ventures, which is a nonprofit organization building affordable homes for homeless and low income people throughout Los Angeles County.
The George Kahn Quintet featured an all-star band of LA's best studio musicians: George on piano, John Fumo on Trumpet, Larry Klimas on sax, Karl Vincent on bass and M.B. Gordy on drums. In addition, Pat Kelley joined in on guitar and special guest vocalists The Wright Combination", Courtney Lemmon and Heather Jakeman added their singing talents to the evening's festivities.
PATH Ventures Executive Director, John Molloy, has called the event a resounding success, stating I think the increase is a reflection of the growing awareness throughout the community that we are all hurt by this challenging economy, and all need to do what we can to help solve the crisis of homelessness."
The mission of PATH Ventures is to improve individual lives and communities by increasing quality affordable housing and creating opportunities for economic, civic, and personal empowerment. PATH Ventures is a member of PATH Partners. To find out more about PATH Partners, please visit their website at PATHpartners.org.
George Kahn (http://georgekahn.com) will continue the tradition of a concert to raise money for the homeless in 2010.