Saturday, March 26, 2016

Sweet Jazz (The Tenth Annual): A Fundraiser for Family Promise of Albuquerque

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Those who have attended fundraisers for Family Promise of Albuquerque are familiar with Sid Fendely and friends (Donna Hughes, Patty Stephens, Kari Simmons, Linda Myers, Michael Anthony, Milo Jaramillo, John Bartlit, and Rodolfo Gonzalez). For years, the group has provided entertainment for  Sweet Jazz, which raises money for an organizationthat has provided shelter for 400 families experiencing homelessness in Albuquerque during the last 11 years.

There is an accomplishment that you might not know about Fendley. According to the entertainment site IMDb, he wrote the music for two films: In the Wake (set in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina) and The Sun Never Sets (about the award-winning weekly newspaper The Rio Grande Sun in Española in northern New Mexico).

The 10th annual Sweet Jazz fundraiser is scheduled for this coming Friday, April 4, at Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo del Norte NE (map), at 7:00 p.m. Tickets ($20 for one, $35 for two) are available online, at the door, or at two restaurants: The Egg and I, 6909 Menaul Blvd NE in Albuquerque (map), and Joe's Pasta House, 3201 Southern Blvd SE, in Rio Rancho (map). 


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