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‘Jazz for a Cause’ Will Feature West Hartford Students, Benefit Ana Grace Project

‘Jazz for a Cause’ at Trinity-on-Main on Sunday, Nov. 6 will feature musicians from West Hartford’s Hall High School, and King Philip and Bristow middle schools in a benefit the Ana Grace Project.



Each fall, the Hall High School Concert Jazz Band chooses a foundation to support for the annual “Jazz for a Cause” benefit event at Trinity-on-Main, in New Britain, CT.

They perform along with the Hall High School Jazz Band, as well as the Jazz Bands of King Philip and Bristow middle schools. On behalf all bands performing, we are excited to announce that this year’s concert, on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 (7 to 8:30 p.m.) will benefit the wonderful Ana Grace Project.

This year will be our second annual “Jazz for a Cause” concert! We are thrilled to host this event to help the effort to “let love win!” All the bands involved – the Hall Concert Jazz Band, the Hall Jazz Ensemble, the King Philip and Bristow Jazz Band – believe in supporting our fellow musical communities so that countless others can learn to develop positive self-esteem as well as art through performance of music. We are honored to raise money for the Ana Grace Project, and we hope to inspire people to realize through our musical contributions, that jazz, and art in general, is a beautiful way of demonstrating unity and creativity.

The Ana Grace Project was created by Grammy-nominated saxophonist Jimmy Greene (a Hartford native) and his wife Nelba Márquez in response to the tragedy that took Ana’s life in Sandy Hook, CT on Dec. 14, 2012. The Ana Grace Project aims to help children and their families by developing self-esteem through enrichment activities – especially through music. Through their generous services, The Ana Grace Project is able to help countless individuals and their families live by their slogan “Love wins. And it saves lives.”

So how can you help? Please join us, Sunday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. and remember “Love wins. And it also saves lives.” Cash contributions at the door support the efforts of the Ana Grace Project. If you are unable to join us for the concert, you can contribute directly to the Ana Grace Project by clicking here.

About Ana Grace Project. The Ana Grace Project is dedicated to promoting love, community and connection for every child and family through three lead initiatives: partner schools, professional development, and music and arts.

In December, please join friends and families at the “3rd Annual Lovewins Concert in honor of the life of Ana Grace Márquez-Greene to benefit “The Ana Grace Márquez-Greene Memorial Music Scholarship at Western CT State University and The Ana Grace Project. It takes place on Dec. 10, 2016, at 8 p.m. at the Visual and Performing Arts Center on WCSU’s West Side Campus. 

About Hall High Jazz Bands. Home to one of the nation’s top high school music programs, Hall High School has produced the musical extravaganza known as “Pops ‘N Jazz” since 1958. The 59th annual Pops ’N Jazz program will debut in March of 2017. Additionally, the Hall High School Concert Jazz Band recently competed and won first place at the Berklee School of Music’s Jazz Festival in Boston (February 2016).

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