Jazz Celebration Ticket Sales Benefit Trinitas Health Foundation

James Moody (1925 – 2010) performing during a jazz festival. (Photo credit: Jaime Olmo)

ELIZABETH — Trinitas Health Foundation is selling tickets to a jazz performance at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark next month to raise money to benefit patient needs and services at Trinitas Regional Medical Center.

“For Love of Moody: A Jazz Celebration” is a tribute to the jazz saxophonist James Moody (1925 – 2010) who thrilled audiences for five decades, from his classic 1952 recording “Moody’s Mood for Love” to 2005’s “The World is a Ghetto.” The Oct. 19 show will feature James Moody’s personal favorites and friends, including singer/song writer George Benson, powerhouse vocal group The Manhattan Transfer, and saxophonist David Sanborn. Other special guests include pianist Kenny Barron; trumpeter and composer Jon Faddis; saxophonist and composer Jimmy Heath; blues singer/songwriter and guitarist John Lee Hooker; saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera; vocalist Christian McBride, and flutist Paul Lieberman. Jazz bassist Todd Coolman, drummer Adam Nussbaum, and the event’s Music Director, Canadian pianist Renee Rosnes, all long time members of the James Moody Quartet, will also perform.

Each regularly priced ticket is $125 per person and includes orchestra seating, a Wine & Cheese Reception, and advance parking. The first 30 people who purchase VIP tickets at $200 per person will be invited to a Meet & Greet with the artists. All VIP ticket holders will enjoy orchestra seating, the Wine & Cheese Reception, and advance parking. The Wine & Cheese Reception will start promptly at 6 p.m., and the concert will begin at 8 p.m.

Business and individual sponsorship opportunities are available. To make your reservations, call Laura Ciraco, director of fund raising events, Trinitas Health Foundation at 1-908-994-8249. Checks may be made payable to Trinitas Health Foundation, and mailed to P.O. Box 259, Elizabeth, NJ 07207-0259.

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