Monday, February 16, 2009

Benefit "Concert From The Heart 3/17/09 at Kleinhan's Music Hall

Benefit "Concert From The Heart"
March, 17, 2009, The American Federation of Musicians Local 92 and The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Conducted by Paul Ferrington, Present: A Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Spotlight Concert: "Concert From The Heart"

This is benefiting The Buffalo City Mission and The Food Bank of Western New York commencing on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at Kleinhan's Music Hall, Buffalo, New York USA.

A pre-concert mingle will begin at 7pm with music by The Bar Room Buzzards at the main stage at 8 pm, when doors open and during intermission. Post-concert dance will feature The Jim Tudini Big Band. Tickets available at Kleinhan's Box Office 716-885-5000, $25 open seating

This concert will feature Inductees of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame performing on stage with The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. The Hall of Fame Performers are: The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Lance Diamond, Van Taylor and his international touring band Taylor Made Jazz, and The Historic Colored Musicians Club, represented by the George Scott Big Band, musical arranger Phil Sims with special guests: The Old School B Boys with Mark Mazur and his Little Big Band.

We are proud to announce the organizations that this concert supports:

The Food Bank of Western New York: The Food Bank needs help more than ever due to these difficult economic times. On a monthly basis, they provide food to more than 90,000 people through over 400 local member agencies. We are encouraging everyone to bring canned goods or dry products to the concert as a donation. For further information, you can call (716)852-1305 or go to

Buffalo City Mission: The Buffalo City Mission, founded in 1917, is a not-for-profit organization providing preventative, emergency and long-term recovery services to thousands of people who are homeless or impoverished. The Mission includes: Women and Children's Shelter (Cornerstone Manor); the Men's Community Center; the Mission Motors Vehicle Donation Program; and two thrift store locations to better serve our community.For more information, please visit Many people have found themselves in need of clothing and shelter for the first time in their lives. We are encouraging everyone to bring gently used clothing or canned good donations to the concert or our drop off site at 100 East Tupper Street, Buffalo, NY 14203.

Proceeds also used to Fund a Scholarship

* A scholarship donation for a music student via contest. The selection will be made via a contest hosted by New York Talent - Music students must write an essay - How does music enrich my community, my dream in music is to be, and what can I do to make a difference with my talent?? Please send your essay to NY Talent 3053 Delaware Ave Buffalo NY 14217, 716-877-6565,

* In keeping with helping the student fulfill this dream, the check will be made out in context to the winner's essay. Example: studio recording time, music books, music classes, school tuition.

Anyone who wants to support or sponsor this event directly can make out a check to:

Concert from the Heart c/o of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 256 Buffalo NY 14205, or call Rick Mathews 716- 400- 8934
The BMHF is a 501c3 not for profit organization, your cancelled check will serve as your receipt, for tax purposes a letter will be provided upon request.

We are in need of Angel sponsors:

What is an Angel sponsor?

An angel sponsor is an individual or company that is able to pruchase tickets for children or individuals who cannot afford to attend this historic event. Tickets are $25. We hope you will support this starting at 10 tickets and up.

For Angel Sponsor Information:

Concert from the Heart c/o The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 256 Buffalo NY 14205, or call Rick Mathews 716 - 400- 8934

Please note, any one can donate as usual to your favorite charity directly, because all donations are greatly appreciated.
To Care about the least of US, is to care about all of US. ©


Van Taylor, President: Van Taylor Production
Rick Mathews, President: Buffalo Music Hall of Fame
Ron Daniels, President: The American Federation of Musicians Local 92
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

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