The “Love Wins! Benefit Concert,” a Celebration of Music to Benefit the Ana Márquez-Greene Scholarship Fund at West Conn, will be held Saturday night.
The event is hosted by the Department of Music to benefit an endowed memorial music scholarship for incoming freshmen, created in memory of ANa Grace Marquez Green, who was killed on 12-14. Her father, Grammy-nominated saxophonist Jimmy Greene, is West Conn co-coordinator of Jazz Studies and associate professor of Music.
The concert will feature Matt Wilson’s Christmas 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 and Grammy-nominated saxophonist Jimmy Greene, who is WCSU co-coordinator of Jazz Studies and associate professor of Music.
Tickets are $35 for general admission and $50 for a VIP reception with the musicians before Saturday's 8pm concert in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the Western Connecticut State University Westside campus.