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Debra R. Cerritelli
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rick DellaRatta and Jazz for Peace to perform in Florida for
"Our Hearts, Their Homes" as part of USA, Africa, India portion of their World Tour.
Orlando, Florida – On February 2nd, 2013 the Jazz for Peace BIG BAND featuring singer/pianist/composer Rick DellaRatta, considered by many to be one of the finest jazz artists performing today, will perform a special benefit concert series for Our Hearts Their Homes at The Orlando Convention Center located at 9800 International Dr in Orlando, Florida. Jazz for Peace provides Empowerment Grants and sustainable funding for non- profits and all outstanding causes worldwide for over a decade. Tickets are $50 in advance, $75 at the door. Please call Frank Eberle at 754-201-3847 for reservations and details.
Our Hearts their Homes is a nonprofit organization designed to help people from all walks of life obtain a safe and comfortable home.
Our first project is to build a housing community for battered and abused women and children. This community will have one two and three bedrooms with an inner court yard only accessible through the back doors of the units so that women and their children can feel safe. The court yards will have a playground and a pool as well as a flower garden. The community will also be gated. There will be a staff that will help with every part of the journey from moving in to getting medical and mental health treatment and counseling all the way up to finding their own place to live as well as a job. There will be twenty four hour security. Across the street will be a small petting zoo for the children to help with a chance to learn about love and kindness.
It is the goal of Our Hearts Their Homes to make a better place to live for people that are blind, disabled, women and children, veterans, seniors and the economically disadvantaged.For more information please visit their website at http://www.1love.bbnow.org
Rick DellaRatta is now considered by many to be one of the finest Singer/Pianists performing today and one of only a handful of Jazz Artists who can make a successful musical presentation to a large audience without having to abandon the true art form of Jazz.
Aside from being noted in the book "Jazz Singers" as one of the top jazz vocalists of all time and on The Foundation Center's list of top musician philanthropists with Bono, Elton John, Peter Gabriel, and Sting, Rick and his group JAZZ FOR PEACE™ have been on an incredible journey to become what is now known as one of the most significant cultural events of our time via these Five Unprecedented Achievements:
United Nations - World Leaders - 850 Concerts - Donating/Educating Children -Unprecedented musical presentation
To learn all about these achievements please visit –
For complete tour schedule and additional info please visit www.jazzforpeace.org
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Hi Res Photos and press kit – www.rickdellaratta.com/press.html
When & Where
Rick DellaRatta and Jazz for Peace
On September 25, 2002 Jazz pianist and vocalist Rick DellaRatta was invited to lead a band consisting of Israeli, Middle Eastern, European, Asian and American Jazz Musicians in a concert inside the United Nations for an International audience in what is now considered one of the significant cultural events of our time. Rick named this band JAZZ FOR PEACE™ and has since performed over 800 Benefit Concerts to raise funds, publicity and awareness for outstanding organizations in need worldwide. In addition Jazz for Peace performs educational programs bringing music and Jazz back into the schools and donates musical instruments to underprivileged children. Jazz for Peace concerts have featured Rick DellaRatta along with such notable jazz artists as Paquito D’Rivera, Victor Lewis, Lenny White, Eddie Gomez, Dave Valentin, Ray Mantilla, Rick Margitza and many others. Mr. DellaRatta’s Jazz influenced orchestral composition “Permutata” was recently recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra.
For more information please visit: http://www.jazzforpeace.org