(July 21, 2011) – The grand finale for the 90 days of Jazz For Peace starting in May will come to a close Tuesday July 26th 2011 with its final Jazz show and showcasing of its partner non-profit ~ Nevada Afterschool Network. NYA will be honoring all major sponsors and saluting all 16 charities who participated in this year’s series at the Cadillac Ranch Restaurant – American Bar & Grill at Town Square Las Vegas. The 3 month long series is a part of the 3rd Annual Imagination Celebration that will be held at the Town Square Park on Saturday October 15, 2011. The series showcased for 3 months a total of 16 jazz shows featuring some of Vegas best internationally and nationally acclaimed Jazz musicians. The groups came together for a cause to foster the message of local and global peace and supporting the message of the many local charities.
The evenings of entertainment with the jazz greats were a part of an educational effort to showcase the mission and vision of the non profit organizations during each of the events. For the grand finale NYA has invited Stephanie Maes ~ Tournament Services Manager for the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to share the fundraising efforts to benefit local families and youth include as NYA and various local non-profit organization team up with the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (
www.jtshrinersopen.com) to help raise funds for both the Shriners Hospitals and NYA’s great causes. NYA is also looking forward to the leadership presence of the several month series and its multi-events main sponsor Amerigroup Community Cares as well as Cadillac Ranch.
Local Jazz artists participating in the series was coordinated by our Artistic Director James Barela and emceed by 97.1 The Point Jazz Personality Ric Gould and sound by DN Productions. The Jazz artist performers closing the series season will be Blu 7. NYA has also kicked off its annual "What Peace Means to Me" art and essay contest for youth across Nevada. The winners of the contest will be awarded in October at the Town Square Park during the 3rd Annual Imagination Celebration festivities.
Jazz For Peace Series Grand Finale
Tuesday July 26, 2011 ~ 6 – 6pm
Cadillac Ranch Restaurant – American Bar & Grill at Town Square Las Vegas
6593 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
All partners charities their supporters, sponsors, jazz musicians and the entire community
Imagination Celebration – Jazz For Peace Series is presented by the Nevada Youth Alliance in partnership with Town Square Las Vegas, Cadillac Ranch Restaurant – American Bar & Grill; Amerigroup Community Cares; GES; Levi Strauss & Co., DN Productions just to name a few.