Jazz for Peace started out as a poem composed by Jazz Pianist & Vocalist Rick DellaRatta on a roof top in New York City on what day?
The poem was first recited a few weeks later at which Jazz Festival?
Headlining this festival was the Rick DellaRatta Trio featuring:
This quote by Rick DellaRatta taken from an interview leading up to the very first Jazz for Peace Concert on October 4, 2001 soon went viral and is now listed on countless “Famous Quotes” websites worldwide.
Following the success of these events Jazz for Peace performed at the United Nations in New York on September 25, 2002. He led a band consisting of Israeli, Palestinian and American musicians in concert for an international audience in what is now considered “One of the most significant cultural events of our time!”
Since then JAZZ FOR PEACE™ has performed over 850 Benefit Concerts to raise funds, publicity and awareness for outstanding organizations in need worldwide. In addition Jazz for Peace performs educational programs bringing music and Jazz back into the schools and donates musical instruments to underprivileged children.
The Jazz for Peace CD features Rick DellaRatta, Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Paquito D’Rivera and which Symphony Orchestra?
Recently jazz pianist, vocalist and composer Rick DellaRatta was included by The Foundation Center in their list of the top musician philanthropists of our time along with Bono (U2), Elton John, Peter Gabriel and Sting
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