Parkinson’s Disease currently affects over 8,000 West Australians, with over 20,000 affected by having a family member living with Parkinson’s. The devastating effects of this disease are felt through out many different West Australian communities, and the WA jazz community is no different.
To help combat the disease and aid those afflicted by it, jazz musician and Treasurer for JAZZWA; Pete Jeavons, has assembled a great line-up of WA jazz groups to perform at this special fundraising event on Tuesday December 12th at The Ellington Jazz Club.
With traditional jazz from The Gumnut Stompers, neo-soul from songstress Shameem and acoustic modern jazz from Pete Jeavons own quintet, “Jazz Against Parkinson’s” features local groups from across the jazz spectrum, side by side, to raise money for Parkinson’s WA.
Presale tickets are available online from: http://www.ellingtonjazz.com.au/event/jazz-against-parkinsons/
For anyone who is not able to make it to this event, but would still like to contribute to the fundraising effort, there is an online fundraising campaign for Parkinson’s WA running concurrently through www.mycause.com.au/page/164577 where any donations would be gratefully received.