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Jazz concert benefits Magdalene Project

Jazz musicians are joining forces Friday at Pausa Art House for a good cause.

The Magdalene Project, headed by Joanne Lorenzo, combs the streets of Niagara Falls, N.Y., for people in need. Among the folks they help are people who suffer from drug abuse, prostitution, domestic abuse, alcoholism and an inability to care for children. Working with local Christian churches, the Magdalene Project offers food, clothing, counseling and a new start to those most in need.

Lorenzo will be performing as part of the evening. When she is not concentrating solely on her missionary work, is a heck of a vibes virtuoso. The music starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday with the Ralph Fava/Wayne Moose Duo. At 8:30 p.m., more musicians take the stage: Phil DiRe, Bobby Jones, John Hasselbeck, John Bacon and Mark Filsinger. At 9:30 p.m. the Jazz Vibes take over, featuring Lorenzo on vibes, joined by Sabu Adeyola, Abdul Rahman Qadir, Bobby Jones and Tony Zambito. Grüvology kicks at 10:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 at the door and all proceeds benefit the Magdalene Project. The Pausa Art House is at 19 Wadsworth St. Call 697-9069.

email: mkunz@buffnews.com

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