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Orinda Sings JAZZ for Victims of Hurricane Irene at Orinda Theatre Square

September 2, 2011

Orinda, CA (Sep 2nd, 2011)
– The very first Orinda Jazz Festival will reverberate at the elegant Orinda Theatre in Orinda, CA on Sunday, September 18th, 2011 from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. This one-day event is also a benefit for victims of Hurricane Irene as well as a fundraiser for local arts, and it features an impressive array of acclaimed international, regional, and local musicians and artists.

Scheduled to appear will be two-time Grammy Award recipient, Mads Tolling, an internationally renowned violinist and soloist for Grammy Award winning Turtle Island Quartet; flutists Vivana Guzman, described by the New York Times as an imaginative artist, and Moraga resident Carol Alban; keyboardist Frank Martin, who has performed with Andrea Bocelli  and Al Jarreau; guitarist George Cole,  a winner of the California Music Award for Best New Major Label Artist; and vocalists Holly Penfield, a San Francisco and Orinda native who has wowed and performed for Prince Charles and Princess Diana in London, Carnegie Hall performer Alvenson Moore, and Mary Jenson, a famous singer with a mellifluous voice.  In addition, the festival will feature a host of other celebrated local performers and musicians, including the winners of Orinda Idol contest, which will be held on Sept 11th, 2011.

The majority of the proceeds from this for-all-age event will be donated to the Hurricane Irene disaster relief program with a small portion going to the Orinda Arts Council, an established organization that supports visual and performing arts in the community, and to Orinda Theatre’s upgrade of its sound and digital system.

Ticket admissions, which include light refreshments, are $20 for the general public, and $15 for students. Tickets are expected to sell out fast, and they are available for purchase at the Orinda Theatre’s Box Office, or at the theatre’s website ( For more details, e-mail or call 925.254.9065.

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