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Grammy Winner To Perform In Hastings Benefit For Yonkers Charity

Grammy winner John Patitucci will perform in Hastings in September.
Grammy winner John Patitucci will perform in Hastings in September. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

HASTINGS, N.Y. -- Three-time Grammy award-winning bassist John Patitucci will lead his band in a benefit concert to raise money for the charities Hastings Helps the Hungry and The Sharing Community, based in Yonkers.

The show will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at the First Reformed Church. Tickets for the concert cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

The concert is being jointly presented by Trinity Rivertowns Church and The First Reformed Church. A silent auction also will be conducted to benefit The Sharing Community.

Patitucci will lead a stellar lineup of musicians for this concert, including pianist Jon Cowherd, guitarist Jay Azzolina, drummer Nate Smith and vocalist Ruth Naomi Floyd. Patitucci has been a member of the Wayne Shorter Quartet for more than 13 years. The Wayne Shorter Quartet has performed extensively throughout the world and is widely acclaimed as “the finest quartet in all of jazz” (Contra Costa Times 10/1/2008).

Patitucci also was a longtime member of the Chick Corea Akoustic and Elektric Bands, and has performed and recorded with other jazz legends, such as Freddie Hubbard, Joe Lovano, Jack DeJohnette, Hank Jones, Michael Brecker, Stan Getz, Pat Metheny and many more.

Patitucci has released 13 solo records as a bandleader and, in addition to winning three Grammy awards, has been nominated for Grammys more than 15 times.

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