This Saturday, September 28th, we’re proud to host a special benefit concert for tenor saxophonist Dayna Stephens, produced by The Jazz Gallery with the help of Linda Oh and Pascal Le Boeuf. His début record The Timeless Now was named by NPR as one of the “Top 10 Jazz Jewels of 2007,” alongside albums by Brad Mehldau, Maria Schneider, and Robert Glasper, and his most recent release from April, That Nepenthetic Place, features long-time associates Gretchen Parlato (voice), Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Jaleel Shaw (saxophone), Taylor Eigsti (piano), Joe Sanders (bass), and Justin Brown (drums).
The concert will raise money to assist Dayna with exorbitant medical costs resulting from focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a rare kidney disease that has affected him for several years. Please consider joining us for this all-star event, which will feature the likes of Joe Lovano, Donny McCaslin, Mark Turner, Linda Oh, Pascal Le Boeuf, Rudy Royston, Becca Stevens, Judi Silvano, Aaron Parks, and others; or, spreading the word via “Help Dayna Stephens.” If you’d like to read more about Dayna, NPR’s A Blog Supreme published this thoughtful profile in July.
A benefit concert for Dayna Stephens will be presented at The Jazz Gallery this Saturday, September 28th, with Joe Lovano, Judi Silvano, Donny McCaslin, Mark Turner, Dayna Stephens, Aaron Parks, Pascal Le Boeuf, Linda Oh, Rudy Royston, Becca Stevens, and others. Sets at 9 and 10:30 p.m., $30 for all. Purchase tickets here.