Featuring an alliance of the Colored Musician’s Club, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestera, and the American Federation of Musicians Local 92. Tuesday March 17 2009 at Kleinhans Music Hall $25 Open Seating.
The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame lineup:
Pre-concert mingle with the Barroom Buzzards (Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Class of 2002) at 7:00pm. They will also perform at intermission.
The Concert From the Heart starts at 8:00 with:
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (Class of 1999)
Lance Diamond (Class of 1992)
Van Taylor (Class of 1998) and his band Taylor Made Jazz
Colored Musician’s Club (Class of 2005) will be represented by the George Scott Big Band
The Old School B Boys with Mark Mazur and his Little Big Band. The post-concert dance features the Jim Tudini Big Band ( swing dancers bring your dancing shoes! Its going to be a wild one!).
One man has overcome tremendous obstacles to bring such different musical groups and genres together. Van Taylor. I asked Van what his goals were: “To bring together the musical community to work together to help all people in need with their talents, but to also help our own organization survive in order to support ventures such as this fundraiser. Lastly, to encourage the next generation of musicians and singers to get involved within their communities. The contest essay will hopefully get young people thinking about helping their community with their talents of which they may do the same in the future.” Van’s model is: ” To care about the least of us is to care about all of us.”
The Concert From The Heart benefits the Buffalo City Mission, and the Food Bank of Western New York. Also the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, the Colored Musician’s Club, the American Federation of Musicians Local 92, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Music Student Scholarship Contest.
The Music Student Scholarship Contest winner will get $500 to be spent in a musical way. Students in grades 9 thru 12 are eligible. The contest runs from February 5-25 2009. The mission is to encourage the next generation of musicians, singers and songwriters to support their communities. Music students must write an essay on one of these topics:
How does music enrich my community?
My dream in music is to be…
What can I do to make a difference with my talent?
What I need at this moment to help my musical career?
Students, please send your essays today to:
3053 Delaware Ave
Buffalo NY 14217
To support or sponsor this event directly as an Angel Sponsor please send donations to:
Concert From The Heart
c/o the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame
PO Box 256
Buffalo NY 14205
or call Rick Mathews at 716.400.8934
New York Talent is the host, with assistance by the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame volunteers.
This from Rick Matthews, president of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame : “We are especially happy to have the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra host this wonderful collaboration, especially with all of our musicians and orchestra from Buffalo. The levels of talent with all of the people involved is quite impressive. Plus all of the music from different backgrounds blending together while maintaining its own individuality is astounding. I would like to encourage all of Western New York and Southern Ontario to experience this historic moment.”
Finally, a couple of pictures of the tremendously successful Buffalo Music Hall of Fame benefit at the Lafayette Tap Room this past December 28 2008. Gretchen Schulz (class of 2008) and brother Dave Schulz (class of 2008):