The Independent Living retirement community, the largest non-profit organization in one of the country’s cities will be hosting the second yearly “Jazz Up In The Sky” fund-raising activity to be held on June 19 this year on the Flushing House Rooftop, starting at 7 in the evening and expected to last until 11.
The first annual fundraising event last year was a pure success, not only achieving its main goal, but also going beyond. Last year’s event had a similar goal as the current year; hence, the event’s main purpose is to raise funds mainly for the Flushing House endowment, ensuring the security of seniors who might be incapable of paying their housing.
Based on the database of the United Adult Ministry, the Flushing House is able to provide seniors with exciting activities, gourmet meals, amenities, and so much more. These provisions help the seniors in continuing on with their lives independently, but with the peace of mind, considering how they can easily access on-site services as well as support whenever necessary.
Deborah Davis, a jazz vocalist will be headlining the said event, along with her group called the Deborah Davis and a Few Good Men. Even if Davis will be the headliner, she will be performing solo so as to provide support to the seniors at the Flushing House. She will not be paid for her performance, although some expenses will be covered for her like food and parking.
Davis said that giving back allows her to experience a well-fulfilled life, explaining further the importance of building a certain amount of sharing or giving out of kindness from the bottom of the heart.
Davis considers herself as the queen of charity. She said that the overall goal of musicians is to spread joy, hope, love, and peace through the music they create and sing, not for the money. Davis has also opened for several, famous people and has appeared for some legendary singers on the stage. In fact, her band represented the country as jazz ambassadors in 2004.
Additional performances in the event will be Christi Gehrisch who is specializing in the 1920s-40s music, Steve Peppas will also perform, a band composed of 4 local seniors who have classical jazz and jazz standard specialties.
Beside the live performances, the event will likewise offer wine and beer, gourmet feast, a dance floor on the rooftop, showcasing the city’s skyline, including an art show and sale sponsored by the Flushing House supporters.
The “Jazz Up In The Sky” event is open to everyone who wants to join and participate in the fund-raising event. However, wanna-be guests must be on RSVP by June 15. The tickets will cost at $100 per person, while $150 per couple.
Tickets are ready for sale and interested individuals are invited on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets are ready for purchase via email or phone. Those who are interested are also invited to submit a ticket sale form on the event’s website or give Robert F. Salant a call. Salant is amongst the event’s organizers.