The suggested tax-deductible donation is $15 for adults, $5 for children. Proceeds benefit Alexandria programs including those that help abused children and the elderly and provide legal aid to low income residents.
- The special guest is Warren Wolf, a vibraphonist who has played with some of the biggest names in jazz.
- The NOVA Nighthawks Jazz ensemble is directed by John “The Smoker” Kocur, a saxophonist and composer who has been a fixture in the DC Jazz scene for several years.
- The T.C. Williams High School Jazz Band directed by Doug Rogers will also perform.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m with a jam session in the South Hall before the main event. A cash bar will be available, as well as a raffle for prizes submitted by local merchants.
Buy tickets (or make a donation if you can’t come) through the website jazz4justicealexandria.org.
Contact the Alexandria Bar Association at 703-548-1106 or email@example.com.
In 2001, Fairfax attorney Ed Weiner attended a student recital at George Mason University. He was impressed by the music, but distressed by the small audience. As the President of the Fairfax Law Foundation (FLF), he saw an opportunity for a new partnership — the GMU School of Music would provide the musical talent and the local Bar Association would provide the audience and sponsors. The goal would be to raise funds to support local Legal Aid, as well as the university’s jazz program. With the support of George Mason and FLF leadership, Jazz 4Justice™ was born.
Today, through partnerships with 7 universities and numerous local Bar Associations, 47 Jazz4Justice concerts have been held across the Commonwealth: George Mason University, James Madison University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Christopher Newport University, Northern Virginia Community College, the University of Virginia, and the University of Mary Washington. These concerts have raised over $400,000 for jazz programs and an array of educational and charitable legal services benefiting Virginia’s local communities.
Jazz4Justice has received awards from the American Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar. J4J is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Visit us at www.jazz4justice.com.