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Join Us on December 7 for a Musical Night to Remember

For the second time in as many years, renowned jazz pianist and recording artist Tom Grant has organized a benefit concert to raise money for Potluck in the Park, a Portland non-profit that feeds 400-600 hungry people every Sunday, 52 weeks per year. Potluck is completely volunteer-run. Every dollar raised is spent on providing meals and related services. Grant will head an all-star line-up, including internationally known blues harmonica player, vocalist and Grammy winner Curtis Salgado, who served as the musical inspiration for John Belushi and Dan Akroyd’s Blues Brothers.

Other members of the evening's lineup include: Ron Steen, one of Portland’s pre-eminent jazz drummers. Kate Davis, a 17-year-old phenom who’s bass playing and singing have caused a sensation from coast to coast. Toni Lincoln -- the daughter of local blues/jazz legend Sweet Baby James Benton, whose warm interpretations of the great American songbook have all the hallmarks of someone who has spent a life immersed in it. Nancy Curtin, who specializes in the songs of Brazil and who sings the Bossa Nova classics in their original Portuguese. Shelly Rudolph, who will bring with her a big powerful voice, a sultry approach to rhythm and blues, and the huge loyal following. Dave Captein, one of the Northwest’s most respected bass players and in-demand musicians for concerts and recordings. Jeff Frankel, the regular drummer in the Tom Grant Band. A former New Yorker,Jeff has played with artists such as Lydia Pense, Maria Muldaur, Paul DeLay and Patrick Lamb.

The concert will be held at the Acacian Ballroom, 1829 NE Alberta. Reception at 4, Concert begins at 5. Tickets are available on line at www.potluckinthepark.org and at Music Millennium