Jazz for Japan offers a helping hand

Support the relief effort in Japan at Jazz for Japan, a benefit organized by Ashland musician Tom Stamper.

The jazzfest to be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at Lee's Cuisine, 2345 Ashland St., Suite E., Ashland.

The lineup includes The Modern Prometheus Jazz Company, The Siskiyou Jazz Project, The Paul Schmeling Trio, featuring vocalist Danielle Kelly, and The Dal Carver Trio, featuring vocalist Gwen Herbert.

Staff members from the Southern Oregon Chapter of American Red Cross will be on hand to collect donations at the concert. Admission is a suggested donation of $10, but more is encouraged. Korean appetizers will be provided. Call 541-488-9030 for information.

For those who cannot attend the benefit concerts, donations to Japan's disaster-relief efforts may be made by contacting the American Red Cross at 541-779-3773, Medford's Salvation Army at 541-773-7335 or United Way of Jackson County at 541-773-5339.

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