Jazz Musicians To Do Obama Campaign Benefit Tonight
An all-star lineup of American jazz artists will come together for one night only to put on “Jazz For Obama 2012. The concert event will raise money for the reelection campaign of President Barack Obama. The roster includes bassist Ron Carter, singer/actress Dee Dee Bridgewater, guitarist Jim Hall, saxophonist Joe Lovano, drummer Roy Haynes, pianist Kenny Barron, alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett, bassist Christian McBride, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath, drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and vocalists Claudia Acuña and Gretchen Parlato, among other special guests. The event will take place tonight, October 9, at the Symphony Space on Broadway at 95th St. in New York City. Doors open at 6:45, and the show begins at 7:30. Tickets can be purchased here.