Bay Area Saving OurSelves (SOS) Benefit Concert
A Hip Hop and Jazz Concert to Raise Money for the NAACP Katrina Disaster Relief Fund
Bobby Hutcherson & Nicholas Payton, Babatunde Lea & Ernie Watts, John Handy, John Santos & Machete Ensemble, Mingus Amungus, Claudia Velella & Ricardo Peixoto, Oakland Interfaith Choir & Allen Temple Baptist Church Mass Choir, D?Wayne Wiggins, Too Short, Keek Da Sneak, B-Legit, San Quin,EA Ski,Charlie O and other special guests
Saturday, October 1st, 2005
12PM ? 8PM
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
(September 19, 2005) - Oakland, CA ? Comcast Cable, City Councilperson Desley Brooks ,Dwayne Wiggins, and Khalil Shaheed, in association with First A.M.E. Church Oakland are pleased to announce the Bay Area Saving OurSelves (SOS) concert, an East Bay response to the overwhelming needs of Hurricane Katrina victims. The concert will be a Hip Hop and Jazz extravaganza held at Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center Oakland, October 1st, 2005. Proceeds from concert will be donated to the NAACP Katrina Disaster Relief Fund. Tickets are $25 on sale now at the Paramount Box Office or through Ticketmaster. Overflow parking will be available at Alco Park located at 165 ? 13th street. Shuttle busses will run between Alco and the concert.
The eclectic mix of musical genres promises to have something for everyone and produce a seamless afternoon of great music. The day will begin with 4 hours of world class jazz and gospel starting at 12 noon and going to about 4PM. Jazz trumpeter and educator Khalil Shaheed has pulled together an incredible lineup staring legendary vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson and featuring New Orleans trumpet giant Nicholas Payton. From 4PM till 8PM or so, Hip Hop enthusiasts will be treated to live performances by some of Oakland?s own legendary Hip Hop and R&B recording artists including Too Short, and Keek Da Sneak (see others above). Tony Toni Tone?s Dwayne Wiggins has assembled a who?s who of the Bay Area Hip Hop scene.
Brooks, Wiggins, and Shaheed all have been deeply touched by the tragedy, (all have roots in the south).
The unwillingness of our government to respond made it crystal clear that we need to now and in the future be able to respond on our own to help where it is needed. In the spirit of New Orleans and its restoration this concert is a tribute to the life, culture, spirit, and resilience of the survivors of Katrina.
Principle Sponsor for this event is Comcast. Other sponsors are: Clear Channel, Kaiser Permanente, KMEL, Third Ear Sound, 3B Productions, Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Philanthropic Ventures, Grass Roots Productions, Youth Uprising, Oaktown Jazz Workshops, City of Oakland, Paradox Media, Fastsigns-Oakland, Oakland Convention and Visitors Bureau, Turner Technologies Inc., The History Channel, TV One, Crescent Jewelers, and the Port of Oakland.
Added by in2jazz on September 27, 2005