Benefit Concert for Geraldo de Oliveira
A fundraising event for Chicago percussionist Geraldo de Oliveira, who suffered severe head trauma in a car accident. 20 top musicians will donate their talents to help raise money for the family. Your ticket is your donation. Hope to see you there. Our dear friend, percussionist Geraldo de Oliveira was in a tragic car accident on August 28, in which he suffered severe head trauma and the loss of his left eye. After spending 4 weeks in the hospital, he is now home and continuing his recovery. With his wife Roberta taking time off work to assist with his recovery, the strain is physical, emotional, and financial. The Jazz Showcase has graciously donated their beautiful venue to hold a benefit concert for our dear friend. The event will be held on November 11 and all the proceeds from the concert will go straight to Geraldo. He has given so much to us with the gifts of talent and friendship, and it is our honor to return so many years of support. We will have well over 20 guest performers, musicians, and colleagues of Geraldo. It will be a night of great music and the opportunity to support and honor our dear friend. Hope to see you there and please help spread the word!