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Jazz for Japan Benefit

In light of the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in April 2011, In Touch Entertainment and the Blue Note Jazz Club presented The Blue Note Jazz Benefit for Japan at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan over 2 nights – April 18 and 19. 100% of the ticket proceeds were donated to the Japan Relief and Recovery Fund spearheaded by Direct Relief. For the seventh consecutive year, Forbes has recognized Direct Relief as one of only two nonprofit organizations in the U.S. that is 100 percent efficient in fundraising.

The benefit featured a stellar group of international jazz musicians, including Renée Fleming, Madeleine Peyroux, Joe Lovano, Karrin Allyson, Sonny Fortune, Antonio Hart, Eldar, Eddie Gomez, Janis Siegel, Allan Harris, Bob Mover, Harry Allen, Tony Middleton, Ben Allison, Lauren Kinhan, Steve Williams, Clifton Anderson, David Kikoski, Sarah Hayes, Bob Albanese, Randy Napoleon, Danny Walsh, Frank Senior, Ron Carter, John Scofield, Michel Camilo, Kenny Barron, Paquito D’Rivera, Robert Glasper, Roy Hargrove, Dave Valentin, Roberta Gambarini, Richard Bona, Lionel Loueke, Gretchen Parlato, Christian Scott, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Ann Hampton Callaway, Lew Tabackin, Jose James, Gregoire Maret, and many more.

These images are courtesy of Ingrid Hertfelder

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PRODUCTION Jazz for Japan was co-produced by Charles Carlini and Seiko Kinoshita of the Blue Note.


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