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Sunday, February 3, 2008

Yoshi's Benefit for Piedmont Boy March 24th

There will be a benefit concert for Christopher Rodriguez on March 24th at Yoshi's Jazz Club at Jack London Square in Oakland. Shows at 8 and 10pm.
Featured performers (so far):
John Santos, Kai Eckhardt,
Roger Glenn, Frank Martin, Narada Michael Walden,
Carol Alban, Anton Schwartz, the Baguette Quartette, the Oakland Jazz Choir,
members of the Bay Area Chamber Symphony and others.
Please visit the event website for more info: www.myspace.com/benefitconcertinfo
Order tickets via the Yoshi's website http://www.yoshis.com/ or by calling their box office at (510) 238-9200.

Rodriguez is the the 10-year-old who was paralyzed by a stray bullet during a piano lesson at the Harmony Road Music School at 4382 Piedmont Ave. The school is part of the Piedmont Piano Company, a family-owned and operated music store that has been serving our community for 28 years. The store is located across Highway 580 from HarriOak in the Piedmont shopping district. The MediaNews story is here.

There will also be a benefit for Rodriguez at the The Chapel of Chimes (4400 Piedmont Ave) on February 10. The benefit will feature 11 bands playing from 2 p.m to 7 p.m. and proceeds will help the family with medical bills and a bunch of other costs, including a specially equipped van.

If you can't make the benefit concerts but would still like to contribute, a trust account has been set up at Wells Fargo: Christopher G. Rodriguez, Trust Account No. 7013202606. Donors may make the contribution in person or mail them to the Piedmont Avenue Wells Fargo branch, 151 40th St., Oakland, CA 94611.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Updated info about the benefit concert at Yoshi's

A star-studded benefit concert has been planned for Christopher Rodriguez at Yoshi’s at Jack London Square in Oakland on Monday, March 24th. Tickets are on sale now!
Call (510) 238-9200 or visit http://www.yoshis.com
Shows at 8pm/$25 and 10pm/$18

The 8pm show will include performances by Roger Glenn, John Santos, Narada Michael Walden, Kai Eckhardt, Zoe Ellis, Keith Terry, Tina Glenn, Alvenson Moore, Rafael Manriquez, Ingrid Rubis, Matt Herskowitz, the Oakland Jazz Choir, Fluteville, Carol Alban, Nancy Tyler, Antonia David and other members of the Bay Area Chamber Symphony. Odile Lavault's Baguette Quartette will give a pre-concert performance at 7:45pm so come early!

The 10pm show will include performances by the legendary Frank Martin, Jose Neto, Anton Schwartz, Dan Feiszli, George Brooks, Kai Eckhardt, Narada Michael Walden, John Santos, Roger Glenn, Carol Alban, Matt Herskowitz, Suellen Primost, Tina Glenn and Alvenson Moore.

Please visit event website for more info! http://www.myspace.com/benefitconcertinfo
Also, a blog has been created with updates on Christopher's condition as well as a link if you'd like to make a donation. www.christopherrodriguez.org