Hands for Hope Presents the 12th Annual Starlight Jazz Serenade


Jaz & Layla, members of Hands for Hope’s after school program.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The 12th Annual Starlight Jazz Serenade will showcase another outstanding line-up of incredible award-winning jazz musicians and entertainers including Gregg Karukas and other surprise guests. Hosted by Pat Prescott from KTWV 94.7 FM The Wave radio station, the event takes place on Friday, March 2, at 8 p.m. at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and is sponsored by Budget Car Rental, Daniel’s Jewelers, The Federal Bar, and U.S. Bank. The event will benefit the North Hollywood-based Hands for Hope FREE after school and single parent programs.

The Annual Starlight Jazz Serenade is a musical extravaganza that strikes a chord in the community to encourage participation and contribution. This fundraising concert gathers jazz lovers, professional musicians, and celebrities together to celebrate and support the academic, athletic, artistic, and social enrichment programs provided by Hands for Hope for at-risk youth. Hands for Hope is proud to have a 98% high school graduation rate for its students and with the current drop out rate that is no easy feat.

Past performers include: Norman Brown, Michael Lington, Patrice Rushen, TC Carson, Peter White, George Duke, Brian Culbertson, Boney James, Dave Koz, Kevin Toney, Fidelody, ForeCast, T.C. Carson, Karen Clarke, Rick Braun, Jeff Lorber, Euge Groove, Gail Jhonson, and U-NAM. This year’s event will be another star-studded affair.

Seating is limited so book your tickets today! The event is open to the general public. Available admission tickets include: Ring of Honor ($100), VIP ($75), and general admission ($50). Purchase now to take advantage of the discounts online. VIP tickets will include access to a pre-concert delicious VIP Reception with various artists from the evening’s line-up. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is located at 5220 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood.

For general questions or to obtain group rates, please contact us at (818) 763-HOPE [4673] or jazz@hands4hope.org. Tickets are available online at www.starlightjazzserenade.com or at www.hands4hope.org. Thank you for giving the children in our community a chance at a successful future.

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