Matthew Whitaker:  Tuesday, October 15, at The Jazz Standard
The Baylor Project:  Tuesday, October 22, at The Hamilton
10.15.19 MATTHEW WHITAKER  |  THE JAZZ STANDARD, NEW YORK CITY
10.22.19  CONCERT   |   THE HAMILTON, WASHINGTON, DC
NEW YORK CITY WRAP-UP

More than 300 people came out to support JusticeAid in New York City and Washington, DC, this fall for two intimate jazz evenings.

On October 15th at NYC’s Jazz Standard, 18-year-old Matthew Whitaker, a major new voice on piano and organ, mesmerized the audience with original compositions and favorite standards from Outta the Box and his new album, Now Hear This.

Blind since birth, Matthew is the youngest musician to be endorsed by Hammond in the company’s history. He has performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and The Apollo Theatre, where aged ten, he opened for Stevie Wonder.

When we join together, we gain the strength to change injustice.

Matthew Whitaker, Artist

Want to know a word for politicians putting barriers before poor people to stop them from voting? Soulless. Heartless. If you’re in this country, your voice should be heard. Regardless.

Paine the Poet, Artist
New York City Gallery

©Evy Mages Photography

WASHINGTON, DC WRAP-UP

We returned to The Hamilton on October 22nd for a performance by The Baylor Project, a two-time Grammy nominated jazz, soul and R&B band led by dynamic vocalist Jean Baylor and her husband, famed drummer Marcus Baylor.

“Goosebumps”  is how one attendee described her response to Jean’s exquisite vocals on “Laugh and Move On,” from the album, The Journey.

JusticeAid Board President Mark Rochon introduced our 2020 beneficiary, The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

We wish there weren’t so damn much to sing about. But we’re going to keep singing.

Mark Rochon
Washington, DC Gallery
©Evy Mages Photography
THANK YOU

As you know, JusticeAid uses music and public outreach to transform awareness into action in the fight against injustice. With thanks to our generous sponsors, donors, and fans.

  • Steve Anderson, Chairperson, New York
  • Mark Rochon, Chairperson, Washington, DC
  • Natalie Jowett Agoos
  • Alejandra Almonte
  • Leila Babaeva
  • Barry Boss
  • Shelly Broderick
  • Kim Coaxum
  • Anne Di Rosa
  • Joshua Feigenbaum
  • Gary Kohlman
  • Brian Lockhart
  • Steve  Milliken
  • Matthew Reinhard
  • Addy Schmitt
  • Therese Steiner
  • Karen Thomas
  • Rosanne & Steve Anderson 
  • Brian Lockhart
  • Steve Milliken
  • Mark Rochon & Page Kennedy
  • Therese Steiner

Your indefatigable devotion to making the world a better place through synergies of art, music and justice is truly felt.

Steve Milliken, COO, JusticeAid Board