Jazz Sanctuary to play free concert at Arch Street United Methodist Church

  • 18 Dec 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • 55 N. Broad St

Jazz Sanctuary to play free concert at Arch Street United Methodist Church

PHILADELPHIA Dec. 3, 2019 – The Jazz Sanctuary will play its energetic toe-tapping music at 55 N. Broad Street, Phila., on Wednesday evening, Dec. 18.

The free Jazz n’ Joe concert by a Jazz Sanctuary Quintet begins 7 p.m. at Arch Street United Methodist Church in center city Philadelphia. For info, call 215-257-4626.

Note: Any online or in-person donations to the Jazz Sanctuary in December and January will be matched.


FAST FACTS

 

Name: The Jazz Sanctuary

Executive Director: Alan Segal

Based in: Philadelphia

Phone: 215-208-7314

Emailalan@alansegal.net

Website: TheJazzSanctuary.com

Places We Play: Houses of worship, charitable institutions, hospitals, retirement homes

Began Performing: 2011

Claim to Fame: Over 528 area performances and counting

2019 Award: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Award for Community Service from The Wissahickon Faith Community, Jan. 13, 2019.

Average Attendance: 50 to 60

Where We Play: 8-County Philadelphia Area

How Long We Play: Usually 2 hours

What to Expect: A marvelous, enjoyable experience

Jazz Sanctuary Musicians: See website thejazzsanctuary.com for event musicians and bios. 

Unique Benefit: Attendees enjoy all the benefits of a classic jazz club – with a free-will donation – and no requested cost.

Slogan: Experience the Art of Jazz

Cost to Organizations: $0

Donations: Are always appreciated

Our Sponsors: They help us greatly. Please support them!

The Jazz Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) educational charitable organization.

 

THE BACKSTORY

 

Alan Segal, a tax-CPA, CPA, MST, CSMC and practitioner for 50 years, suffered a severe brain injury in December 2006.  Unable to speak, walk or read, he began practicing his bass five to seven hours a day to recover his hand-eye coordination. 

 

Along the way, he became an accomplished jazz bassist. And 2 1/2 years later, he began The Jazz Sanctuary to give back to the community that helped him.

 

With the help of its sponsors, The Jazz Sanctuary provides free concerts to places of worship, charitable institutions, hospitals, retirement homes and more – Sundays through Thursdays; "We do ask for a bit of help on Fridays and Saturdays," Alan says.

 

His goal is to bring jazz to the community, educate jazz students who can't afford the cost and pay musicians a fair rate for their effort.






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