Forte Jazz Lounge Gala: Celebrating 5 years!

Thu, Aug 01

Forte Jazz Lounge Gala:  Celebrating 5 years! Cover

Forte Jazz Lounge is celebrating 5 years since we opened our doors to the public. We have seated thousands of patrons to hundreds of shows and we want to celebrate with you. It's no secret that we have worked hard to keep Forte Jazz Lounge open and operating. Big Bands, Great singers, Incredible instrumentalists, Small Combos, R&B, Open Mics, Latin Jazz, Bebop and much more have all gone into creating amazing performances night after night. We want to take a moment with you to look back with gratitude and to look to our future with excitement. This night will be a night to mingle with other jazz supporters while you check out the numerous silent auction items that our friends have been so generous to offer. The House Band will be entertaining, Abdiel Iriarte on Piano, John Kennedy on Bass, Josh Hoover on Drums. I, Joe Clarke, will be singing selections from several of the shows we have produced over the last 5 years. Also included in your ticket price will be a buffet of wonderful selections prepared by our Chef Helene McSweeney. The bar will be a cash bar but your first drink will be on the house via one our tokens you will receive at the door upon arrival. Forte Jazz Lounge has met all the challenges presented. We have enjoyed an enormous amount of Community support when we needed it. The skyrocketing Insurance rates have been and will continue to be an existential threat to our business. It is a requirement by the state and is something that keeps us concerned year after year. Forte is also aligned with Jazz Changes Inc, a 501c3 committed to expanding jazz education with its youth programs and support for jazz musicians. The goal is to provide experiences for young musicians through time with professional jazz educators and performances. That evening, we will be accepting donations for both Forte Jazz Lounge and Jazz Changes Inc. We thank you in advance for opening up your hearts to our Venue. Thank You, Rosie & Joe Clarke