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The Winard Harper Sextet Sat., Feb. 26, 8 PM at Church of St. Paul & St Andrew Better World Chorus Jazz Benefit Concert

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February 16, 2005

To: Listings/Critics/Features From: JAZZ PROMO SERVICES Contact: Ron Dressler 212-666-6266, rondressler@aol.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Photos available by email.



CONCERT GOERS ASKED TO BRING CAN OF FOOD FOR PICKUP BY CITY HARVEST FIRST ANNUAL BETTER WORLD CHORUS JAZZ BENEFIT CONCERT HIGHLIGHTING CITY HARVEST WHICH COMBATS HUNGER IN NYC



THE WINARD HARPER SEXTET An Evening of Jazz, Blues & Spirituals A MIX OF BEBOP, SOUL & AFRICAN STYLES With special guests reedman FRANK WESS, & vocalists CARRIE SMITH & JOSHUA NELSON Hosted by SHARIF ABDUS-SALAAM of WKCR, 89.9 FM



Saturday, FEBRUARY 26, 8 PM



Church of St. Paul & St Andrew, corner of 86th St & West End Ave, Manhattan All Tickets $20 (tax deductible) Cash Only At Door (see below to order in advance) Visit www.BETTERWORLDCHORUS.org or call 212-613-6367 for details TO HELP FEED THE HUNGRY, BWC is asking each concert-goer to bring one or two cans of food (14 oz or larger) to the 1000-seat concert for pickup by City Harvest.

To Order By Mail, send a payable to Better World Chorus, ParkWest Finance Sta., PO Box 20934, NY, NY 10025. To Order Online By Credit Card and for more details, visit www.BETTERWORLDCHORUS.org or call 212-613-6367. Advance orders will be held at the door. This is the first in a series of concerts sponsored by Better World Chorus, a nonprofit founded to inspire volunteering and serve as a clearing house to match interested volunteers with appropriate charities. Each performance will spotlight a different charity to encourage concert goers to donate their time. Harper is considered one of the most exciting and innovative drummers in jazz, leading a group that mixes bebop with African rhythms. Equally at home with sticks, brushes or mallets, Harper is both a gifted soloist and rock-solid sideman, having played with Dr. Billy Taylor, Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Heath,Dexter Gordon, Betty Carter and Wycliffe Gordon. He has surrounded himself with some outstanding young musicians. Trumpeter Patrick “Face

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