The Love Wins! Benefit Concert" a Celebration of Music to Benefit the Ana Márquez-Greene Scholarship Fund at WCSU will take place this Saturday, December 9 at Veronica Hagman Concert Hall Visual & Performing Arts Center Western Connecticut State University (Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury).
The Love Wins! concert will feature Matt Wilson
Tree-O with DownBeat and JazzTimes poll-winning drummer Matt Wilson, Paul Sikivie on bass and Jeff Lederer on saxophone, as well as an all-star group featuring Grammy-nominated vocalist René Marie
, Grammy Award winner Bill Charlap
on piano, Grammy-nominated bassist Rufus Reid
and Grammy-nominated saxophonist Jimmy Greene
, who is WCSU co-coordinator of Jazz Studies and associate professor of Music.
The event is hosted by the WCSU Department of Music
. Ticket sales and donations will go to the Ana Grace Márquez-Greene Music Scholarship
, an endowed memorial music scholarship for incoming freshmen at WCSU. The scholarship fund was created to honor the memory of Ana Grace Márquez-Greene, daughter of Jimmy Greene and Nelba Márquez-Greene, who lost her life at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.
"Ana was a joyful, musical child and full of life," said Jimmy Greene. "This scholarship is one of the ways we remember her - it helps young musicians who want to study at WestConn. Ana's mom and brother and I look forward to the concert every year."
Tickets $35 general admission. Purchase tickets HERE.
$50 VIP reception with musicians before the concert.
A limited number of $20 WCSU student tickets are available with a valid WCSU ID at the VPAC box office.
For more information, contact the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486