The Los Angeles-based, all-female group Jazz in Pink will be the featured musical entertainment for Community Women Against Hardship's annual benefit gala, which this year will be held at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 16 at the Sheldon Concert Hall.
Jazz in Pink is fronted by pianist Gail Jhonson (pictured), who is music director for guitarist Norman Brown; violinist Karen Briggs, who played for 13 years with new age/easy listening composer Yanni; and flutist Althea Rene. Other members of the group include bassist Lynn Keller, harpist Mariea Antoinette, guitarist Darlene Moreno, saxophonist Cece Worrall-Rubin, and keyboardist Sundra Manning. (According to the band's website, St. Louis native Lynne Fiddmont also has sung with Jazz in Pink, but she isn't mentioned in the promotion for this show. )
"Corporate" tickets, which include a post-concert reception with the artists, are $100 and $60. Single tickets are $45 for the main level, $25 for the balcony, and are on sale now via Metrotix. Proceeds from the event will benefit Community Women Against Hardship, a not-for-profit organization that provides programs and services to assist families struggling with poverty.