FEATURED ENTERTAIMENT FOR THE EVENING!
We are thrilled to announce that local musician, Diane Polledri, will be performing at The Art of Giving. Diane is a singer/songwriter who has had the good fortune to have Larry Maltz, Ellis Paul, Antje Duvekot, and Abbie Gardner as inspirations and mentors. She performs as a solo musician but also with the trio Aloft, and with the aptly named band The Trainwrecks. Among other beautiful acoustic tunes that she will be covering during cocktail hour, Diane will also perform her original piece, Welcome Stranger, which truly resonates with FPE's mission.
JAZZ HOUSE KIDS
A quartet of talented musicians from beloved, Montclair-based Jazz House Kids will be performing during the main portion of the evening! Jazz House Kids transforms lives using the power and legacy of jazz through world-class education and performances that create avenues of access, learning, career development and community building. The organization and students have received more than 135 awards and honors for excellence in jazz and jazz education. The JAZZ HOUSE produces 150+ free public concerts per year to audiences close to 150,000, including the organization's far-reaching cultural signature program, the award-winning MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL, the largest free jazz festival in the NYC area, attracting 25,000+ attendees to downtown Montclair each year.