Friday, February 18, 2011

Fort Lauderdale’s Gold Coast Jazz Society’s Annual Jazz Gala Set for Feb 26, 2011

"An Evening at the
Cotton Club II"

Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 7:00 PM
An evening of dinner & dance with
The Gold Coast Jazz Society Band,
directed by Eric Allison w/
vocalist Wendy Pedersen

Gold Coast Jazz Society’s Swingin’ Jazz Fundraising Gala

Once the hottest jazz club in New York City, the Cotton Club was the stomping ground of the rich and famous and the beginning for many of the great jazz legends.   This year the Gold Coast Jazz Society will revisit those days of hot jazz, bathtub gin and glamorous women at the 2011 jazz gala.  An Evening at the Cotton Club will take place on Saturday, February 26, 2011, in the spectacular Pier Top of the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Hotel and Resort in Fort Lauderdale.  Gala guests will enjoy an evening of fabulous food, music and fun.  At 7:00pm, the evening will begin with a cocktail reception, music and silent auction.  Dinner and jazz by the Cotton Club Cool Kats, featuring jazz vocalist Wendy Pedersen, will provide toe tappin’ jazz for dining and dancing. Roberta Young is chairing the event with the help of an extensive committee that includes Sue Astor, Alex Danburg, Flo Eisenberg,  Susan Goldstein,  Al Kanovsky, Fran Koerner, Maria LaValley, June Miller, Judy Murfin,  Joan Schot, Michelle Tuggle, Melissa Weaver and Betty Young.    Host committee chairs are Johnnie Glantz and Sally Robbins.

Committee members were thrilled to have Shirley Stone, wife of the former Arthur Stone, founder of the Museum, participate in a photo shoot at the Ft. Lauderdale Antique Car Museum.  Located on
SW 1st Avenue
, the Museum has a collection of pre war Packard automobiles and other memorabilia, which represents Mr. Stones love for this unique automobile.

Sponsors for An Evening at the Cotton Club include American National Bank, DeMeo Young McGrath,  SingerXenos Wealth Management, Parducci Wines, JazzBlues Florida, American Dream Vacations, the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, The PaperMill, and the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Hotel and Resort. 

Reservations begin at $175 per person.   Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Gold Coast Jazz Society’s program of jazz presentation, preservation and jazz education.  To RSVP or to receive an invitation, please contact the Gold Coast Jazz Society office at 954-524-0805 or online at   

2301 S.E. 17th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
On the Intercoastal Waterway
at the
17th Street
(954) 525-6666

The mission of the Gold Coast Jazz Society is to perpetuate and advance the cultural art form of jazz through performances, education and outreach activities.

The Gold Coast Jazz Society was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization with the Florida Secretary of State on April 27, 1992 (N48564). The Society received its 501(c)(3) determination from the IRS effective April 27, 1992 (EIN 65-0335986) and its renewal on November 12, 1996.

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