On January 28, 2013, some of the greatest names in jazz will come together for one incredible night of music in a benefit concert for Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in LaGuardia's state-of-the-art, 1,100 seat concert hall.

The event will honor Justin DiCioccio, who created the first fully accredited high school jazz program in the United States at the school in 1971.  Mr. DiCioccio is internationally recognized as one of the foremost jazz educators of our time and has been inducted into the Jazz Education Hall of Fame.  He is also a world-class conductor and drummer.

This legendary benefit concert will include many of your favorite types of jazz music, including big band, Afro-latin and contemporary.  Over 30 notable alumni and parent musicians will perform and include:

Paquito D'Rivera  *  Arturo O'Farrill  *  Marcus Miller  *  Kenny Washington  *  Jimmy Owens  * 

John Pizzarelli...and many others



Don't miss this legendary event - it's also an opportunity to ensure that the next generation of gifted jazz musicians gets the same high-quality education as their predecessors!



Location: The Concert Hall at  LaGuardia High School,100 Amsterdam Avenue @ 65th Street                    

Date/Time: Monday, January 28, 2013.  Concert begins at 7:00 pm; VIP dinner begins @ 5:00 pm.

Tickets: $150 (front)       $75 (center)       $35 (rear)                                                                        

 VIP Tickets: $250 include: best viewing seats, dinner and rehearsal with the musicians at 5 pm                                                                                                        

Purchase your tax-deductible tickets here or call 212-595-1301.
Use code:
40JazzFame for a 25% discount in the front and center sections!


For corporations, local businesses and individuals who would like to help by sponsoring the event, call 212-595-1301 for our Sponsor Kit.

For TV, radio and print media who would like to interview musicians and cover the event, call 212-595-1301 for our Media Kit.




Ron Asta (M&A '77) trumpet

Alex Brofsky (PA '78) french horn

Bobby Broom (M&A '78) guitar

Abraham Burton (LaG '89) tenor sax

Don Byron (M&A '75) clarinet

Bryan Carrott (M&A '77) vibes

Anthony Coleman (M&A '73) piano

Paquito D'Rivera (Friend) alto sax

Mark Fineberg (M&A '77) tenor sax

Bob Franceschini (M&A '78) tenor sax

Daniel Freedman (M&A ') drums

Marcus Gilmore (LaG '04) drums

Andy Gonzalez (M&A '69)  bass

Wayne Goodman (LaG '86) trombone

Charles Gordon (PA '76) trombone

Jon Gordon (PA '84) alto sax

Carlos Henriquez (LaG '97) bass

Steve Jordan (M&A '70)  drums


Mike Leonhart (LaG '92) trumpet

Jason Lindner (LaG '91) piano

Jeremy Manasia (LaG '89) piano

Eric McPherson (LaG '89) drums

Marcus Miller (M&A '76) bass

Charnett Moffett (M&A) bass

Pete Nater (M&A '77) trumpet

Arturo O'Farrill (Parent) piano

Jimmy Owens (M&A '61) trumpet

Ben Perowsky (M&A '84) drums

John Pizzarelli (Parent) guitar

Chris Rogers (M&A '79) trumpet

Marcus Rojas (M&A '81) tuba

Jack Schatz (M&A '77) trombone

Mark Sherman (M&A '75) vibes

Bob Stewart (Faculty) tuba

Charenee Wade (LaG '99) vocals

Kenny Washington (M&A '76)  drums



Honorary Committee

Omar Epps Charles Osgood
Marlon Wayans Isaac Mizrahi
John Pizzarelli Wynton Marsalis
Larry Silverstein Gale Brewer,
Council Member
Suzanne Vega Jessica Molaskey
Kim Bruno,
Principal, LaGuardia
Gabriel Kosakoff,
Board Member, A&F
Peter Bakstansky
President, A&F


Monday, January 28, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event Type: 
Alumni and Friends