Jazz concert for relief of Katrina victims
By Jennifer Palmberg
The Fresno Art Museum, KFSR
and ClearChannel Radio are holding a hurricane relief jazz concert Thursday,
Sept. 8 at the Fresno Art Museum.
The event begins at 7 p.m. and admission is donation based with a recommended
amount of $10 said the museum’s marketing and membership director,
Nicole Gonzales. Gonzales also said she’s hoping people will keep
in mind what the event is for and be generous with their donations.
Every cent that is raised will be given to the United Way of Greater New
Orleans, which is a national organization that provides help for a lot
of different programs.
“One-hundred percent of what they receive will be given back to
the community to help aid and relieve victims,” Gonzales said.
Gonzales said the event was a collaborative effort between KFSR, a local
radio station that is also providing media coverage of the event, and
Armen Nalbandian, the musical director for the museum and local jazz musician.
Gonzales said they came up with the idea last week and have been scrambling
to get the media messaging out ever since.
The jazz concert is being held in the museum’s auditorium, which
seats about 152 people, Gonzales said. It is on a first come first serve
basis and they are hoping for a packed house. Nalbandian and his group
Armen Nalbandian Quintet, as well as other local jazz musicians are providing
the entertainment, Gonzales said.
Anyone who wishes to donate but are unable to attend the concert can send
Fresno Art Museum 2233 North First Street, Fresno 93703 labeled “Hurricane