Jazz vocalist Jamie Davis, Carlos Reyes and Greg Errico Play It Forward to Raise Money for Arts and Music programs funded by The Walnut Creek Education Foundation.

Walnut Creek, California (EastBayDaily) — There are few opportunities to see jazz and rock and roll legends mentor and play alongside a group of talented students in order to raise badly needed funds for the Walnut Creek School System. On March 7th, 2013 at 7:00pm, a night of musical magic will provide that perfect opportunity. Click Here to buy tickets.

Last year, they played to a near sell-out crowd and this year proves to be even better! As Sam Beler, President of the Unity Music Foundation stated,"Watching these guys play last year was unbelievable! The Vibe was so thick you could peel it off the walls!"

Jamie Davis, (former vocalist for the Count Basie Orchestra), Carlos Reyes (world renowned electrical harpist and violinist), and Greg Errico (founding drummer for Sly and The Family Stone and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) are coming to town to play a One-Night-Only concert. They will be sharing the stage with Leon Joyce (former drummer for Ramsey Lewis), Glenn Pearson and John Shifflet. There will be guest appearances by the Las Lomas Chorale and Jazz Band as well as the WCI Jazz Band.

Under the direction of Jamie Davis, attendees will enjoy toe-tappin’ jazz that stirs the soul. Jamie not only sings with a velvet smooth voice that has been described as a cross between Lou Rawls and Nat King Cole, he has a heart and passion for showcasing new talent that is on the horizon to become the next generation of jazz legends.

Tickets include the option of an After Glow party with the performers. For only $20 more, guests will enjoy the opportunity to meet these artists in person.

Underwriting has been provided by outstanding organizations such as The Unity Music Foundation, Heritage Bank of Commerce, Bank of the West, Pension Dynamics, Tampico Terrace Care Center and Jazz Business Consulting.

About the Walnut Creek Education Foundation: The Walnut Creek Education Foundation K-12 (WCEF K-12) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), non-profit tax I.D. # 94-2915151 organization founded in 2005 to maintain academic programs that have been eliminated due to the State’s education budget shortfall. WCEF receives support through financial and in-kind donations from business and corporate partners, parents, alumni, volunteers, grants and the community-at-large. WCEF is managed by a volunteer executive committee, board of trustees, and a paid executive director, all of whom who share a deep commitment to maintaining excellence in the schools. For more information, contact WCEF at (925) 933.WCEF (9233), or http://www.wcefk12.org. On-line donations can also be securely submitted through the WCEF website or mailed to WCEF, P.O. Box 186, Walnut Creek, CA 94597.

About the Unity Music Foundation: The Unity Music Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization established in 2011 by Sam Beler, one of the principal founders of Unity Music LLC. The purpose of the Foundation is simply to use music as a key to assist other nonprofit organizations by providing them a means of raising the needed funds to fulfill their mission and purpose. Just as a musical bridge connects two parts of a song, the Unity Music Foundation helps connect the need and potential of an organization to the resources (financial and other) and assistance that others in the community can provide. Our bridge is an event that brings both sides together to raise the much needed funds as well as to create a greater awareness about the organization itself. For more info: Click Here or go to http://www.UnityMusicFoundation.org


Liz Davis
Walnut Creek Education Foundation

Jody Bagno-Dill
The Unity Music Foundation