TTHE A LIST
A standing ovation to Bob Dockery for
producing the "A List" at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood last
Tuesday. Also kudos' to Greg Poree' for his masterful musical
This "A List" was created as a fund raiser for the California Jazz
Foundation of which these two gentlemen are board members. This
organization (of which I also serve on the board), is dedicated to
helping jazz and blues musicians who, through no fault of their own
find themselves in a position of need. The CJF has helped almost 200
musicians to date.
All the musicians that performed had donated their time and talents.
And great talents they were, with Plas Johnson, Ryan Cross, Tom
Ranier, Thom Rotella, Josh Nelson, Joey Heredia, Domenic Genova, John
Stuart, Sidney Jacobs and the Cal Arts Trio +1.
The evening was filled with powerful performances and it also gave the
CJF an opportunity to explain our mission to the audience and of
course, ask people to join and contribute, which many did.
Our deepest thanks go out to Catalina and Manny for their invaluable
help in making this event a great success.
The next "A List" is scheduled for early March. We hope to see you
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