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Jackie Robinson Foundation Hosts 4th Annual JAZZ on the Grass Benefit Concert

Star-studded fundraiser benefits the Foundation's heralded 36- year old college scholarship, comprehensive mentoring, and leadership development program.

Rachel Aladdin in a senior from Altadena studying “World Cultures & Art” at UCLA and will graduate in the Spring of 2010.The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF), a premier scholarship organization that supports deserving college students with financial need, will host the 4th Annual JAZZ on the Grass benefit concert (JAZZ) on Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.Marcus Lawrence is a senior from Altadena studying "Real Estate" at the University of Pennsylvania and will graduate in the Spring of 2010.

Held at the private Sherman Oaks estate of noted director and producer Oz and Lynne Scott, JAZZ features three-time Grammy Award winner James Ingram and a list of nationally and internationally renowned artists including multi-Grammy nominated recording artist Patrice Rushen, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Brenda Russell, and world-class drummer and percussionist Ndugu.

In today's challenging economic climate, students need financial and strategic support now more than ever, such as local students, Rachel Aladdin and Marcus Lawrence. "JAZZ allows us to enhance and expand the comprehensive resources that we provide to our bright Scholars."

Rooted in the Robinson legacy of promoting social causes through art, JAZZ on the Grass boasts four hours of live musical performances, wonderful cuisine, and a silent auction. Hosted again this year by Mistress of Ceremonies, Pat Prescott of 94.7 The WAVE, JAZZ raises funds for JRF to continue its all-encompassing commitment to young people, including the provision of financial support, mentoring, professional development, internship and job placement, and the imparting of practical life skills. With nearly a 100 percent graduation rate, JRF has earned the distinction as one of the nation's most effective scholarship organizations.

Tickets to this exclusive event are on sale until September 6th for the "Early Bird" price of $250. For additional information or to purchase tickets to this limited-seating engagement, please contact ELMS Entertainment at 323-936-5052. To purchase tickets online, please visit www.jackierobinson.org/events/lajazz.

 

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