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Jazz Concert Benefit Dizzy Gillespie Memorial At Cotton Club on October 16, 2012


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The Cotton Club Harlem
656 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
7:30 PM

Christopher Kennedy Lawford to host Jazz Concert Benefiting the Dizzy Gillespie Fund In NYC. The Historic Cotton Club Harlem, Ruby Flower Productions and a stellar line up of musicians present on October 16, 2012 the Dizzy Gillespie/Englewood Fundraiser. The Dizzy Gillespie Memorial Fund helps underwrite the costs of hospitalization, diagnostic tests, and a full range of surgical and medical care for jazz musicians who are uninsured and without the ability to pay.

Dr. Francis Forte, Oncologist and accomplished guitarist runs the cause. The Memorial Fund was the last wish of Dizzy.

The fund-raiser is hosted by actor, writer, actor, lawyer, and activist Christopher Kennedy Lawford. He is the author of two New York Times bestselling books, Symptoms of Withdrawal: A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption (2005) and Moments of Clarity (2009). He has also published Healing Hepatitis C (2009) and his newest work, Recover to Live, Kick Any habit, Manage Any Addiction, is forthcoming. Mr. Lawford holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University, a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School and a Masters Certification in Clinical Psychology from Harvard Medical School where he held an academic appointment as a Lecturer in Psychiatry.

Chris will be accompanied by NY1 Anchor Woman, Cheryl Wills. Mrs. Wills is an award-winning television personality for Time Warner Cable flagship national news network, New York 1 News, based in New York City. The journalist is also the author of Die Free: A Heroic Family Tale. Cheryl Wills made history as the first journalist invited to speak inside the United Nations General Assembly Hall for the International Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Cheryl is the Founding Commander of the New York Chapter of the Sons and Daughters of the United States Colored Troops.

The event is a Ruby Flower Productions.

This story appears courtesy of La Belle Usine Productions.
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