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5th Annual Holiday Jazz Gala for Prostate Cancer featuring Nat Adderly Jr.

Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
Sun, Dec 08 2019

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Piscataway, New Jersey, United States Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
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Jazz for Prostate Cancer Awareness™ (Jazz4PCA), a 501c3-registered foundation which raises awareness regarding prostate cancer and promotes the offerings for free or affordable prostate cancer screenings for those in need, cordially invites you to their 5th Annual Jazz4PCA Holiday Gala at The Rutgers Club in Piscataway, NJ on Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 4:00p to 8:00p. Jazz4PCA's featured artist is renowned jazz pianist/composer/arranger Nat Adderley Jr. and his quartet.

Born in jazz royalty as the son and nephew of jazz greats trumpeter Nat Adderley and saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" AdderleyNat Adderley Jr. is perhaps best known for his composer/arranger/production work with Luther Vandross. Nat composed and arranged Luther’s first top 20 pop hit, “Stop to Love”, along with other popular Luther songs, including “Wait for Love”, the Grammy-nominated “Give me the Reason”, and “The Closer I Get To You”, Luther’s duet with Beyonce Knowles which won a Grammy in 2004 for best R&B performance by a duo or group. Nat was Luther’s close friend and his musical director from 1981 until his death. Nat recorded, performed, arranged, and produced successfully with many other artists including Kirk Whalum, Natalie Cole, Johnny Gill, Aretha Franklin, and the Temptations. Moreover, all the piano heard in the Broadway production of August Wilson’s Piano Lesson was performed by Nat Adderley Jr.

Proceeds from this Jazz4PCA™ event will continue to benefit a national “free prostate cancer screening” campaign where many cancer societies around the tri-state area offer free cancer screening, particularly, during the month of September, including Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

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Jazz4PCA™ was founded in memory of legendary jazz trombonist James "Jimmy" Stowe, who succumbed to prostate cancer at age 61. His brothers, Phillip, Ralph, and Wendell, each have undergone a successful prostatectomy, from the benefits of early cancer screenings. 

Our headliner was born in jazz royalty as the son and nephew of jazz greats trumpeter Nat Adderley and saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" AdderleyNat Adderley Jr. is perhaps best known for his composer/arranger/production work with Luther Vandross.  The Gala’s keynote speaker will be Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ’s own, Dr. Isaac Kim, Chief of Urologic Oncology and Executive Director of the Prostate Cancer Program and mentor of the Jazz4PCA’s outreach campaign. 

With the draw of our musical headliner and our keynote speaker.  We expect to host 105 to 150 guests (men and women between the ages of 30 and 80) at the newly renovated Rutgers Club in Piscataway NJ. 

Proceeds from this Jazz4PCA™ event will continue to benefit a national “free prostate cancer screening” campaign where many cancer societies around the tri-state area offer free cancer screening, particularly, during the month of September, including Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

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Marsha Gordon believes in “creating new possibilities for herself and others”.  That credo resonates in her professional career, her extra-curricular activities, and personal life.  Professionally, Marsha is an administrative executive at Rutgers University.  In her spare time as a real estate investor and a real estate agent, she helps families find new homes.  She mentors undergraduate and graduate public health students guiding them to develop and refine real-world skills. She also volunteers with the Jazz 4 Prostate Cancer Awareness organization, working with board members to expand the reach of their education and screening services.  

 

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