trip to Africa for the wonderful grass roots organization “You & I, Kenya” took place in the middle of winter and EVERYONE wanted a “peace” of the action! Not least of which were our seasonal friends who joined in this celebration of “Africa Day” at Snowbird, Utah
(& India) just in time for this killer “Latin Jazz for Peace” hit in the Bronx! We’ve featured such notable artists as Paquito D’Rivera, Victor Lewis, Lenny White, Eddie Gomez, Dave Valentin (pictured), Ray Mantilla, Rick Margitza, Ralph Peterson, Carlitos Del Puerto and so many others.
the next amazing concert was in the South of India, where the following day Jazz for Peace™ received this wonderful tribute from the townspeople of Arani, Tamil Nadu who truly humbled me with their wonderful songs and dances.
it was efforts like THESE to help indigenous peoples with Jazz for Peace Concerts that led to quotes like THESE from Jazz Legends like Herbie Hancock: “International Jazz Day could not happen without partners like Jazz for Peace…using concerts, community outreach and education programs to raise support and awareness for..Read More
with this 3rd Jazz for Peace Trip to Africa which in addition to Ghana also included a return to Kenya where Rick DellaRatta was honored by the Maasai at Mt. Kilimanjaro before continuing on to yet another amazing event in the South of India. FYI: Nelson Harrison wrote the lyrics..Read More
Tour that kicked off in Esiama, Ghana at the birthplace of the legendary Kwame Nkrumah. Do you know who Kwame Nkrumah is? LOL….You probably don’t even know who Jazz for Peace™ is….am i right?
was to Kenya to save the The Great Migration. “I take this opportunity to commend your organization for your commitment to this noble cause. It is because of such selfless devotion to humanity by a few that the world today remains a safe home for many.” ~ Hon. Raila P…Read More
Our very first concerts in Africa! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oplUrCUcNq8 “The shows were great. (and) the people who were there had a super time. All the music was great, and JFP did a jam session with the local band, HolyJah Doves. The groups decided to jam impromptu, and everyone loved it!…it showed the..Read More