IN THE NAME OF LOVE THE 18TH ANNUAL MUSICAL TRIBUTE HONORING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Event InformationDate: January 19, 2020 Event Time: 7:00 pm - 9:39 pm Event Location: Living Jazz Event City: Oakland Event State: California
Contact InformationContact Name: Lisa Lawrence Contact Phone Number: (510) 858-5313 Contact Email: email@example.com
Sponsor InformationSponsor Organization: Living Jazz Sponsor Website: https://www.livingjazz.org/mlktribute
Over the past 15 years, Living Jazz has provided FREE music education to Oakland public elementary schools serving high percentages of low-income families (Title One) through the Living Jazz Children’s Project (LJCP). Over 4,500 2-3rd graders have now benefited from LJCP and as a result, have had the life changing opportunity to perform as the opening act at “In the Name of Love”, Oakland’s only non-denominational Musical Tribute honoring Dr. King, one of the many programs Living Jazz has produced since 1984.
This year’s MLK Musical Tribute will be on Sunday, Jan. 19th, 7pm at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center. The tribute will be entitled “A Change is Gonna Come” and will feature outstanding vocalists Tony Lindsay, Tiffany Austin, Clif Payne, Tammi Brown and Raz Kennedy along with a stellar band including Frank Martin on piano, Troy Lampkins on bass, Ruthie Price on drums, and Shelley Doty on guitar. Also on the program will be the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir and the 200-voice Living Jazz Children’s Project. The City of Oakland Humanitarian Award will be presented to an outstanding Oakland citizen working tirelessly to make a difference.
The MLK Tribute is the annual fundraising platform for the Living Jazz Children’s Project. Since Living Jazz provides LJCP completely free of charge to schools, it must raise the necessary funds each year through individual contributions and grant support. Living Jazz successfully expanded its reach to Howard elementary for school year 18-19 with a goal of expanding its reach yet again to an additional school next year.