(Phoenix, AZ –) Jazz Cabaret, Duet’s 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert and Auction will thrill music fans with a performance by Blaise Lantana and The Dmitri Matheny Group.
Lantana - the voice and soul behind the Valley’s local jazz scene – normally showcases others through her weeknight classic jazz program on KJZZ. Jazz Cabaret guests will hear another side of Blaise as she reveals her own sultry and soulful vocals. She will be joined by the Dmitri Matheny Group – described in All About Jazz as “a cohesive and seamless unit, serving up equal parts soulful expression, caressing phrases, imaginative asides, and dedicated lyricism.”
Lantana and The Dmitri Matheny Group will feature Gershwin favorites, including “Summertime,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” and “I Got Rhythm.”
Performer and arts advocate Carmela Ramirez will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Rabbi Marty Scharf will serve as auctioneer.
Wine, sumptuous food and desserts will be served. Art, jewelry, sports items, event tickets, dinners, theatre, and great get-a-ways will be featured in a silent and live auction. Guests may bid on hundreds of exciting items.
WHO: Jazz aficionados, Duet supporters, and auction lovers.
WHAT: Duet’s 30th Anniversary Jazz Cabaret, featuring Blaise Lantana and The Dmitri Matheny Group. This fundraiser will feature music, hundreds of fabulous auction items, wine, sumptuous food, and desserts.
WHERE: Arizona Biltmore Resort, 2400 East Missouri, Phoenix, 85016
WHEN: Sunday, April 10, 2011, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
WHY: To have fun while helping Duet provide free-of-charge, compassionate help to homebound adults, family caregivers and grandparents raising grandchildren. Duet also helps faith communities start and maintain health programs.
HOW: To purchase tickets, go to www.duetaz.org or call Duet at (602) 274-5022. Tickets are $85 each or tables for ten for $850.
Duet is a non-profit, interfaith organization that promotes health and well-being through a broad range of services to homebound adults, caregivers, faith communities, and grandparents raising grandchildren. Services are provided free-of-charge. All event proceeds benefit Duet.