Jazz to Benefit SSA1.21.13
Alvin Hayes, Jr., a renowned American jazz saxophonist and flutist who has made chart-topping albums, will be performing this spring to help raise funds for the Stroke Support Association in Long Beach. Playing his signature saxophone, Alvin will lead a concert consisting of a quintet (drums, keyboard, guitar, bass, and sax) and a vocalist.
The Benefit Concert will be held Saturday, June 8, 2-4 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach.
Tickets can be purchased below:
$20 General Admission | $15 Youth (13-18)
Tickets will be available at the door is seating still available for $25.
Hayes himself had a stroke in 1997, which resulted in paralysis of his right side and moderate aphasia (difficulty speaking). He believed that his life as a musician was over, but with the help of doctors, rehab staff, faith, and determination, Alvin made the long and arduous journey back from stroke. He is now walking, speaking well, and playing the sax and flute just as beautifully as ever—and perhaps more poignantly.
Check out Alvin’s music.
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