Dizzy Gillespie Fund

Jazz Concert at NYC’s Cotton Club

to Benefit Dizzy Gillespie Memorial Fund at Englewood Hospital


Poster Fundraiser

Englewood, NJ (September 7, 2012) – Join other jazz lovers for an intimate evening of music to benefit The Dizzy Gillespie Memorial Fund on Tuesday October 16 at 7:30 pm at the historic Cotton Club in New York City. The Fund provides free medical care to uninsured jazz musicians at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, NJ.

Before passing in 1993 from pancreatic cancer, Dizzy Gillespie expressed two wishes to his family: to support other jazz musicians and to have a memorial in his name at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. The Memorial Fund was created to honor his requests. Today, the Memorial Fund helps underwrite the costs of hospitalization, diagnostic tests, and a full range of surgical and medical care for jazz musicians who are uninsured and without the ability to pay. In partnership with the New York City-based Jazz Foundation of America, Englewood Hospital and a network of more than 50 dedicated physicians in a variety of specialties, provide free care to the musicians at the Medical Center. Since its formation, the Dizzy Gillespie Memorial Fund has provided over $5 million in medical services. The Fund is 100% donor supported.

This special evening fundraiser will feature an evening of jazz with special guest hosts Christopher Kennedy Lawford and Cheryl Wills. Mr. Lawford, a New York Times best-selling author, actor and activist, is widely regarded for his advocating awareness about addiction and mental health issues on the international stage. Ms. Wills is an award-winning journalist and anchorwoman for Time Warner Cable’s NY 1 news channel.

Tickets are $65 and are available for online purchase through PayPal.

The Fundraiser for The Dizzy Gillespie Memorial Fund is organised by Dr. Ana Isabel Ordoñez of Ruby Flower Productions.

Dizzy Gillepsie Memorial Fund: EOTM TV Interview | Christopher Lawford KennedyInterview Carla B. Christopher Kennedy Lawford

Dizzy Gillepsie Memorial Fund: EOTM TV Interview | Christopher Lawford Kennedy

Carla B. Interview with Founder of Ruby Flower Records, Dr. Ana Isabel Ordonez

Carla B. interviews Dizzy Gillespie’s longtime Physician & Founder of the Memorial Fund benefiting Musicians in need, ‘Dr. Francis Forte’

Cheryl Wills NY1’s anchor lady and author of “Die Free” interviews Christopher Kennedy Lawford John F. Kennedy’s nephew on his book. “Symptoms of Withdrawal” at jazz benefit concert at Cotton Club in Harlem for the Dizzie Gellespie / Englewood Hospital memorial fund.

Dizzy Gillespie and Englewood Hospital Fund hold a Jazz Benefit concert at Harlem’s Cotton Club. Event hosted by Chris Kennedy Lawford and Cheryl Wills from NY1. This video contains a nice interview of Jazz Musician Ras Moshe and Film Maker and legendary host of Video Music Box Ralph Mcdaniels. Musical performances by Ras Moshe Tenor saxophone and bassist Shayna Dulberger.


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