The Gala on Sunday, April 5, 2009, is our annual fundraiser for our education programs. I hope you will join us for the event this year, Jazz’ll Dazzle. I’ve attached a pdf that you can share with other people.
This year, we are pleased to give the first Barbara Rose Memorial Award to Carol and Michael Staenberg, who will be honored at the Gala. The Staenbergs have been very generous to Jazz St. Louis through their company, THF Realty, and its sponsorship of the Jazz St. Louis All-Stars, our group of advanced high school musicians. In its fifth year, 78% of the students involved in the All-Stars have gone on to major in music at some of the nation’s finest colleges and universities.
The All-Stars will perform at the Gala as will Italian-born singer Chiara Civello. Tony Bennett lauded Civello as “the best jazz singer of her generation.” Check out her website at www.chiaracivello.com.
Please contact me at 314-289-4037 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in purchasing tickets or a table for the Gala. The Arthur and Helen Baer Foundation is underwriting the event, so nearly 100% of your purchase price goes to our education programs.