On January 8, at The Quaker Friends Meeting Hall in New York City, there’ll be a fundraising concert, billed as “Jazz Legends Play for Disability Pride NYC.” The concert, with the support of the annual NYC Winter Jazzfest, will feature Brad Mehldau (pictured above), Ron Carter, Benny Golson, Jimmy Cobb, Harold Mabern, George Coleman, Bill Charlap, Renee Rosnes and others.
Disability Pride NYC is a non-profit started by keyboardist Mike LeDonne, whose 10-year-old daughter is disabled. The organization’s goal is to establish an annual Disability Pride Parade in New York City and to support people with disabilities. The inaugural Disability Pride Parade will be held July 12, 2015, in Manhattan, and will coincide with the 25th anniversary of former President George H.W. Bush’s signing of the Americans with Disability Act.
The concert will take place from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at The Quaker Friends Meeting Hall, which is near 15th Street and 3rd Avenue. All ticket purchases are for general admission and are tax deductible. They can be purchased at (Le) Poisson Rouge and by phone at (212) 505-3474.
For more information, go to www.disabilitypridenyc.com.
Photo credit: Augusta Quirk