With the release of "Detours", Rick Drumm celebrates creativity, music and life. 25% of all the proceeds from the sale of this CD goes to Strike A Chord, "a registered charity in Australia and the USA that supports seriously ill and disadvantaged children who need inspiration and a distraction from their illness." To find out more, go to www.strikeachordforchildren.org. To find out more about how to purchase this CD, go to rickdrumm.com.
As many of know, the great trumpeter and educator Clark Terry has had several surgeries to deal with complications from diabetes, the latest the amputation of his left leg on February 23 of this year. His wife Gwen has kept the Clark in touch with the world via her blog on clarkterry.com and it's good to read he is home and in good spirits.
On April 23, there will be a "Fundraising Concert for Clark Terry" at 7 p.m. in Saint Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Avenue in New York City. Suggested donation is $25 at the door or, if you cannot be there, you can send a donation. Checks should be written to Jazz Foundation of America with “Clark Terry account” in the memo line and mailed to the JFA at 322 W. 48th Street, New York, NY. Mr. Terry, who turned 91 in December, has been a great ambassador for the music, appeared on over 900 Lps or CDs, and mentored numerous young musicians. Let's do something for this great human being who has given so many music lovers so much good music to enjoy.