Manhattan Transfer to Headline Benefit Concert for Berkeley's Jazzschool, 10/1


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The Jazzschool's annual fundraiser will be held Saturday, October 1 at Coventry Grove in Kensington, headlined by the fabulous Manhattan Transfer. The Jazzschool Advanced High School Jazz Workshop I opens the show, which will be emceed by radio host Clifford Brown Jr.

“We are thrilled to present the Manhattan Transfer in this benefit concert supporting the Jazzschool's wide-ranging education programs," says Susan Muscarella, the school's Founder and Executive Director. “Proceeds from this event will be used to expand our community outreach to students of all ages, level, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We look forward to a full house for an evening of sumptuous food and drink and the legendary music of 'TMT'!"

Ticketholders are also invited to attend a special live jazz cocktail “before" party on Wednesday, September 21, 6-8pm, presented for the Jazzschool by Wilkes Bashford at 375 Sutter Street, San Francisco. (RSVP to susan@jazzschool.org by September 19.)

The award-winning Jazzschool Advanced High School Jazz Workshop I, directed by Michael Zilber, opens the Kensington concert at 7:00 pm. Manhattan Transfer takes the stage at 8:00.

Coventry Grove, the setting for several Jazzschool fundraisers in recent years, is a beautiful private estate in Kensington, just ten minutes from downtown Berkeley. It is an outdoor venue, and warm, comfortable clothes are advised.

Fare for the evening will include Berkeley's renowned Cheese Board pizza, the Jazzcaffe's specialty Caesar salad, Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, cookies from Donsuemor Madeleines, artisan beverages from Peet's Coffee and Tea, and fine wines.

Tickets are $175 per person. (The Jazzschool is a nonprofit 501c3 corporation; $150 of the ticket price is tax-deductible.) For tickets and directions, please visit www.jazzschool.org or call 510-845-5373. Space is limited; RSVP to susan@jazzschool.org by September 25.)

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