Gwen Terry, The Duke Ellington Society, International Women in Jazz, Jazz Foundation of America and Saint Peter's Church – Jazz Ministry are partnering to produce a fundraiser for Clark Terry on Monday, April 23 at 7 PM at Saint Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York City.
Over 40 musicians will perform for Clark Terry, to raise funds to help defRay Clark's medical expenses.
Musicians confirmed for the event include: Clifford Adams Jr., Carl Allen, Lyle Atkinson, Art Baron, Gene Bertoncini, Valerie Capers, Paquito D'Rivera, Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Sylvia Cuenca, Dee Daniels, Bryan Davis, David Demsey, Lou Donaldson, Mark Elf, Essiet Essiet, Don Friedman, Greg Gisbert, Dave Glasser, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Winard Harper, Barry Harris, Louis Hayes, Jimmy Heath, Conrad Herwig, Jack Jeffers, Melba Joyce, Justin Kauflin, Stantawn Kendrick, Bob Kindred, Victor Lewis, Tony Lujan, Russell Malone, Sarah McLawler, Marcus McLaurine, Junior Mance, Mulgrew Miller, Shawnn Monteiro, Frank Owens, Jimmy Owens, Jeremy Pelt, Anne Phillips, Rufus Reid, Bill Saxton, Josh Shpak, Don Sickler, Norman Simmons, John Simon, Lew Soloff, Helen Sung, and Frank Wess
Marcus McLaurine will be the Musician Coordinator and David Demsey will Emcee.
Clark Terry plans to appear at the event via Skype.
Clark Terry's career in jazz spans more than seventy years. He is a world-class trumpeter, flugelhornist, educator, composer, writer, trumpet/flugelhorn designer, teacher and NEA Jazz Master.
For a complete biography on Clark Terry, visit his website at www.clarkterry.com
Suggested ticket donation is $25 at the door.