|Posted by Tyler Leswing on January 6, 2013 at 11:20 AM|
On december 16th, I hosted a concert supporting the Raphael House, a non-profit charity organization. This organization was the first homeless shelter in SF that works w/families and children in which to "achieve stable housing and financial independence, while strengthening family bonds and personal dignity" (mission statement). I chose to support this cause because I am passionate about supporting homeless and poverty-stricken people. At first, it was difficult finding the right charity, as there are so many in need but I feel I have chosen a solid organization in the season of giving.
The evening was fantastic. Over 80 guest came to support. The food was delicious and the music was great. The program consisted of a fusion of classical and jazz music. The classical musicians were Kuni Migimatsu, Kenji Bellavigna, RJ Pearce, Gaby Berbey, and Toki Migimatsu. Amy Kwon started the set w/a hearty holiday song. The jazz musicians were Randy Plummer, Cory Broad, Jason Zucker, Aaron Kats. and myself, Tyler Leswing. I was honored to host this concert and to play amongst such talented, committed musicians.
We really appreciate and thank all the many donors, who gave generously to the Raphael House. At last count, we were at $3,490! I would also like to give special thanks to all the musicians that participated in this note worthy cause.
Vice President, Appassionato Music Group