Laces of Love will present “From Jazz to Broadway – A Toe-Tapping Evening” Sunday, March 3 at 7 p.m. Performers will range from a former saxophonist with the Saturday Night Live Band to the president of the Naples Opera Society and members of the Naples Philharmonic. Tickets are $25 at the door; the concert venue is Covenant Church of Naples, located along U.S. 41 near Pelican Bay at 6926 Trail Blvd. For more information or advance ticket purchases, call 239-495-1954.
The concert will feature a jazz quartet led by Lew Del Gatto, who performed with the Saturday Night Live Band for more than 20 years, with Billy Birch on piano, Chad Craig on drums and Kevin Mauldin, principal with the Naples Philharmonic, on bass. Other performers will include vocalist Tamra Nashman; Chuck Jobes and Dawn Birch; violinist Misty Drake, who was the 2012 and 2013 Naples Philharmonic Young Artist Concerto winner; David Mastrangelo, principal violinist with the Naples Philharmonic; Ron Bowman, vocalist and president of the Naples Opera Society; and Beth Winninger, soloist with Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers.
“I was looking for a way to support Laces of Love when I thought of recruiting my talented musician friends to stage a concert,” said organizer Tamra Nashman. “It’s been delightful to create this event. Laces of Love does such wonderful things in our community that many of the performers return each year. This is our fourth concert, and we’ve added some new musicians to the mix.”
A silent auction will precede the concert, beginning at 6 p.m.
The mission of Laces of Love is to provide new shoes, especially sneakers, to low-income and disadvantaged children in Collier and Lee counties and to educate the public on the needs of these children. Founded in 2005, Laces has provided new shoes to more than 40,000 needy youngsters, some of whom had never before had new shoes. To learn more, visit www.lacesoflove.org.
Covenant Church of Naples has hosted several events in its sanctuary, which opened during summer 2011 with 65-foot-tall ceilings and a sophisticated sound system. The church, established more than four decades ago, welcomes people from a wide range of backgrounds while maintaining its core biblical identity. For more information, visit www.CovenantNaples.com.
Covenant Church of Naples
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