AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Time: July 29, 2011 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Melange Bistro Bar
Street: 136 Sixth Street
City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Website or Map: http://www.homelessfund.org.
Event Type: benefit, public, welcome, jazz, trio, snacks, drinks, no, cover
Organized By: Jessica Lee
Latest Activity: Jul 30, 2011
Please join Mélange Bistro and a stellar line-up of jazz performers -- including vocalist Jessica Lee, guitarist Mark Strickland, and bassist Dave Pellow -- for an inspirational 'friendraiser' to benefit “Music For Kids,” a collaborati...ve effort between America’s Music Crossroads Center and the Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF). The program will make it possible for children living in homeless housing facilities to learn about music and musical instruments and to do so in the places where they live.
The inclusion of jazz through the new collaboration with America’s Music Crossroads Center can further enhance the HCEF mission which provides critical services to strengthen the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness, as well as making it a point to fight for the rights of this vulnerable population.
The "Music for Kids" program will make it possible for children living in homeless housing facilities to learn about music and musical instruments and to do so in the places where they live. Currently, HCEF partners with 17 homeless service providers to further meet the educational needs of children, including:
- Women's Center and Shelter
- Salvation Army Family Crisis Center
- Womanspace East, Inc.
- Open Arms
- Sankofu House
- New Beginnings
- Three Rivers Youth, The Hub
- Sisters Place
- Bridge to Independance
- Healthy Start House
- Crisis Center North
- Alle-Kiski Hope Center
- Allegheny Valley Association of Churches
- Sojourner House
- Sojourner House MOMS
Remarkably, it has been estimated that as many as 9 Grammy Award winners were at one point homeless, including such notables as Ella Fitzgerald, Shania Twain, Billy Joel and Englebert Humperdinck.