Holton to guest direct VCU jazz benefit concert
1/30/2015, 11:27 a.m.
State Secretary of Education Anne Holton will serve as guest director at a Virginia Commonwealth University jazz event to raise money for legal services for low-income communities, the school has announced.
Ms. Holton is to guest direct the VCU Jazz Orchestra I at the inaugural Jazz 4 Justice concert Friday, Jan. 30, according to a university news release.
The Jazz Orchestra II, Africa Combo and vocal ensemble “What’s the Ti?” also will perform, with VCU faculty members Antonio Garcia, Bryan Hooten and Rebecca Tyree directing.
The concert begins at 8 p.m. in the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave.
An informal jam session with audience members is to follow. Audience members wishing to participate should bring their
smaller instruments. VCU will provide house rhythm section instruments.
A 7 p.m. reception is to precede the concert.
The Greater Richmond Bar Foundation is presenting the event to support local pro bono legal assistance to those in need and to provide scholarships for VCU jazz students.
“Justice for all is a never-ending quest, and pro bono legal work is a critical part of that journey,” Mr. Garcia stated.
Tickets are $30 for the general public and $15 for VCU students, and are available at www.showclix.com/event/3898593.
For more information or to contribute, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.grbf.org.
Jazz 4 Justice began in 2001 through a partnership with the Fairfax Law Foundation and George Mason University’s Jazz Ensemble. Other localities are now organizing their own concerts to benefit their communities.