Jazz Ensemble Teams with Special Guest for Nov. 8 Benefit Concert

The Austin Community College Jazz Ensemble is teaming with Grammy-winning guitarist Redd Volkaert to benefit a Dell Children’s Medical Center surgical team headed to Guatemala on a medical mission. The show is set for Thursday, Nov. 8, from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at JAX Neighborhood Café (2828 Rio Grande St.).

“We are always happy to assist Dell Children’s whenever we can,” says Dr. Tom Husak, Jazz Ensemble director. “This will be a great show for an equally great cause.”

The event is free and open to the public; donations will benefit the team traveling to Guatemala to treat gravely ill children.

The funds are raised through a chapter of Dell Children’s Circle of Friends – grassroots, volunteer-led, community-based chapters that raise fund and awareness for Children’s Medical Center Foundation of Central Texas to benefit Dell Children’s. This chapter has chosen to focus attention on international mission work by members of the Dell Children’s staff.

For more information on Children’s Medical Center Foundation, visit www.childrensaustin.org.

The ACC Jazz Ensemble has a decades-long commitment to playing benefit shows for charities and community organizations, and the group is recognized for its ability to combine musical tradition and innovation. The ACC Jazz Ensemble played at the presidential inauguration gala in January 2009; in addition, the band has headlined the Texas Jazz Festival and recently celebrated its 30th anniversary with a performance at Bass Concert Hall.

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