The Jack’s Angels Foundation is expected to host a music benefit concert on Nov. 24 to benefit the DIPG pediatric brain tumor research fund at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles at the West Ranch High School Auditorium from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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“Our mission is to raise awareness and in efforts to encourage research for the DPIG tumor. It’s the number one cancer for children and not many people know about it. Little progress has been made in the last 30 years in research for DPIG,” said Janet Demeter, president of Jack’s Angels Foundation. “Through this music benefit concert, we also hope to bring the music and arts to children.”
Jack’s (Very) Big Music Benefit is expected to feature world-class classical and contemporary artists.
“Influenced by artists such as John Mayer, Parachute, and Ben Rector, Reynolds’ has an alternative sound with his own flair of style that shines through, like the addition of the harmonica in “Summer Song”.”
“For over 13 years Paul Trudeau has been placing his songs and music in some of today’s top television shows and films. The Ghost Whisperer, One Tree Hill, Felicity, Charmed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Smallville, Jag, Providence, Angel and Third Watch are just a few examples of the television shows which gravitate towards his writing.”
“Fraser has a wealth of experience having played before a variety of audiences sharing the stage with such acts as The Beach Boys, Glen Campbell, Journey, Tower of Power and Johnny Rivers just to name a few.”
“Peter Marsh” recently retired as director of string chamber music at the Thornton School of Music, the University of Southern California. For 23 years (1957–81), he played first violin for the Lenox Quartet. Still active as a performer, in 2006 he toured Korea, Alaska (the Fairbanks Festival of the Arts), Brazil (XI International Cello Encounter) and France (Franco-Américaine Rencontre de Musique de la Chambre, at the Château de la Bretesche in Missillac).
“Donna Marsh” has been teaching violin and viola privately for over 25 years, primarily to children. She has played in music festivals in Washington State, Alaska, and abroad in Spain and France. She currently teaches a very full group of students at the AmacViolinCenter in Arcadia, CA.
Peter and Donna Marsh, married in 1997, have enjoyed teaching and concertizing together as a “dynamic duet” ever since.
Final program, “Jack’s Young Artists”, and collaborating artists, will be announced Mon., Oct. 28 on Jack’s Angel’s website.
Event additionally includes raffle, fine art displays, local vendors, special appearances by the Miss SCV pageant girls, appearance by Santa Clarita Artists’ association Zoni Gordon and much more.
“I am hoping that a lot of people come and have a great time. I hope it brings awareness to people and lets them know that there is something that can be done,” said Demeter. “I am doing this in remembrance of my son Jack, who was a victim of a DPIG pediatric brain tumor and for all the DPIG children and families. He was a sweet and bright boy and his smile always made me feel like everything was going to be okay.”
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Jack’s Angels website.
West RanchHigh School is located at 26255 Valencia Blvd, Santa Clarita, CA91381.
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Source: Santa Clarita News