On Friday, March 23, 2018, The California Center for the Arts in Escondido will host renowned saxophonist Richard Elliot for an amazing evening of Jazz. The event will benefit JDRF in its Mission to fund Type One Diabetes (T1D) research to better treat, prevent and ultimately cure T1D, a life threatening disease that affects over 1.5 million Americans.
The concert is an opportunity to witness contemporary jazz at its best as the world renowned saxophonist teams up with trumpeter Rick Braun and guitarist Norman Brown to create a sound that is funky and rocking. The concert will also feature the West Coast Horns and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The show will start at 7:00pm but VIP ticket holders will enjoy a Pre-Concert Party and Wine Tasting starting at 5:30pm
“We are grateful to Richard Elliot and the Elliot Family for this amazing opportunity to raise funds to Create a World Without T1D by funding the best research in the world.” said Andy Galewski, President of the JDRF Board of Directors. “JDRF is currently funding over $12M of T1D research here in San Diego and events like this help to keep the research moving forward toward a cure for our children and for all those impacted by this disease.”
For five years in the 1980s, Richard Elliot was a big part of the classic horn-based sound of the R&B band Tower of Power. Raised in Los Angeles, Elliot landed his first job while still a teenager with Natalie Cole and the Pointer Sisters. A few years later, he was tapped to record with some of his idols from Motown Records, including Smokey Robinson, the Four Tops, and the Temptations. With more than 15 albums as a solo artist, he has established himself as a superstar in the world of Jazz.
As an added bonus, all concert guests will also have the opportunity for photos and autographs at the post-concert meet & greet with the artists. In addition, VIP concert tickets include the pre-concert wine tasting courtesy of Hungry Hawk Vineyards, as well as heavy hors d’oeuvres.
For tickets or more information, visit www.artcenter.org or call 800-988-4253.