(OAKLAND, CA) – The 17th annual “In The Name Of Love,” honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held Sunday, January 20th, 2019, 7pm at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center (1547 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA). This year’s tribute is called “Rhythm and Blues and the Civil Rights Movement.”
The event will feature vocalists Jeanie Tracy, Kev Choice, Ms. Faye Carol, Terrie Odabi, Alvon Johnson with the stellar band of Kev Choice, piano; Scott Thompson, bass; Daria Johnson, drums; Alvon Johnson, guitar. Also on the program will be the 55-voice Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, The Living Jazz Children’s Project (LJCP) with material written exclusively for this event, Mistress of Ceremonies Konda Mason, Co-founder and CEO of Impact Hub Oakland, and Congresswoman Barbara Lee who will present the Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award to Tomika Perkins, this year’s recipient.
Over the past 14 years, Living Jazz has provided FREE music education to Oakland public elementary schools serving high percentages of low-income families (Title One) through the LJCP. Over 4,500 2-3rd graders have now benefited from LJCP and as a result, have had the life changing opportunity to perform as the opening act at “In the Name of Love”, Oakland’s only non-denominational Musical Tribute honoring Dr. King, one of the many programs Living Jazz has produced since 1984.
All proceeds benefit the Living Jazz Children’s Project and this year’s goal will be to raise $20,000.