Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Jazz Greats to Headline Benefit Concert in Naples March 9, 2013


Footsteps to the Future Presents
Jazzin’ It Up!
An Electrifying Evening w/
an Incredbile Line-up of
Renowned Jazz Musicians

Saturday, March 9, 2013
Concert begins at 7 p.m.
VIP Reception to meet musicians begins at 6:00 p.m.
General Admission at 6:45 p.m.

Hodges University 
(in North Naples off 1-75, Exit 111)
2655 Northbrooke Drive  Naples, FL 34119 

Tickets on sale now at CLICK HERE.

Footsteps to the Future presents Jazzin’ It Up! An electrifying evening of great jazz entertainment on Saturday March 9, 2013 at Hodges University

This year’s concert will feature:
  • Ira Sullivan the five-time Grammy Nominee & multi-instrumentalist master of the trumpet, flugelhorn, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone and flute, who has played with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Red Rodney and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers!
  • NYC tenor saxophonist Lew Del Gatto, who was a member of the Saturday Night Live Band from 1975 – 2005, has recorded for such artists as Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, the Brecker Brothers and has performed with Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Herbie Hancock and Buddy Rich
  • NYC jazz trumpeter Dan Miller, who has toured and recorded with Harry Connick Jr., Maynard Ferguson, Wynton Marsalis, Tom Jones, Woody Herman and has performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Branford Marsalis, Lionel Hampton, Randy Brecker, Frank Foster and Jon Hendricks
The world-class rhythm section features pianist Jerry Stawski, bassist Chuck Bergeron and drummer Ron Hefner.  The wonderfully swinging and talented jazz vocalist Susie Hulcher will be featured as well.

The  Jazzin’ It Up concert will benefit Footsteps to the Future, Inc, a unique evidence based mentoring program in Lee and Collier Counties; a model for change in Southwest Florida and the Nation. Footsteps' goal is to empower young women who are aging out of foster care to safely and successfully transition to living independently, and to become self-sufficient  through programs such as mentoring, academic achievement, employment partnerships and advocacy.

The event will be held at Hodges University in North Naples off I-75, Exit 111.  The VIP Reception begins at 6:00 p.m.  General Admission doors open at 6:45 p.m. The event also features a Silent Auction, a Mystery Box Raffle, and a Decadent  Dessert Raffle.

VIP Tickets are $50, or two for $85 which includes preferred seating, reception with an appetizer buffet featuring the culinary delights of Chef Brian Baker and Jayne Baker of the Roadhouse Cafe. 
Reserved VIP Table includes 10 tops for $600, and 6 tops for $360 and are available on a very limited basis. 
General Admission Tickets are $25, or two for $45. 
Student Admission is $10. 
Tickets will go on sale January, 15 2013.

For VIP Tables, Sponsorship opportunities or general information visit http://www.footstepstothefuture.org or call Footsteps to the Future Founder and Executive Director Judi Woods at (239) 281-7378

Reserved seating is limited.  Footsteps to the Future, Inc. is a non-profit 501c (3).

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