November 22, 2017

Ralph Pucci International Will Host an Evening of Music to Benefit Jazz House Kids

On Monday, December 4th, Ralph Pucci will host its 2nd Annual Jazz Set, “Conversations with Christian,” an intimate evening of jazz, conversation, art and mannequins.

by New York Spaces

Roy Haines, Jazz House Kids
Michael Evert (left) and Roy Haynes; Photograph by Deborah L. Martin.

LE JAZZ HOT

Esperanza Spalding
Esperanza Spalding.

This month, Ralph Pucci International hosts an evening of music in their New York showroom to benefit Jazz House Kids. The fundraiser will feature performances by Grammy Award-winning bassist, band leader, and composer Christian McBride, and Esperanza Spalding, the 2011 Best New Artist Grammy winner. Jazz House Kids, based in Montclair, New Jersey, is celebrating 15 years of providing jazz instruction for children in underserved communities.

In October, the organization honored legendary drummer Roy Haynes (seated, above, right), with a lifetime achievment award, and presented him with a bust carved by Ralph Pucci International's master sculptor, Michael Evert (above, left). "Jazz is the soundtrack," says Ralph Pucci. "It is authentic and organic."

For more information and tickets visit jazzhousekids.org; 973.744.2273

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Christian McBride.

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