University and CAPA Music Students Collaborate to Help Haitian Earthquake Victims

Proceeds raised from the 'Jazz for Haiti' concert event will go directly to the Red Cross to assist in the recovery efforts

February 25, 2010

The brass will be blaring when Music students from the University of the Arts and High School for Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) come together for "Jazz for Haiti," a benefit for the victims of January's earthquake in Haiti. Featuring the University's 10-person Transfusion Ensemble and CAPA's traditional 18-piece Jazz Band, the concert is set for March 4 at 7 p.m. in the Levitt Auditorium at the University's Gershman Hall (401 S. Broad St.).

Songs by Stevie Wonder ("Another Star"), John Coltrane ("Moments Notice"), David Bowie ("Space Oddity"), Pink Floyd (a medley from "Dark Side of the Moon") and Joe Cocker ("With A Little Help from My Friends") are on the set list.

Tickets are $15 (general admission) and $10 (students) and are available at the door. All proceeds will go toward the Haitian disaster relief efforts of the Red Cross.

For more information, contact University of the Arts Liberal Arts Associate Professor Anna Beresin.

The University of the Arts is the nation’s first and only university dedicated to the visual, performing and communication arts. Its 2,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs on its campus in the heart of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts. The institution’s roots as a leader in educating creative individuals date back to 1868.

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