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A Night of Grammy Winning Jazz to Benefit MOKA

Exodus To Jazz
Proudly presents

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A piano duet by Grammy Award winning pianists Gerald Clayton and Tamir Hendelman in the first benefit concert for the MoKA.   Proceeds from "A Duet for MoKA" will help fund the new jazz education program that begins in January 2012.

In the spirit of the classic piano duet "
An Evening with Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea ", "A Duet for MoKA" promises to be memorable entertainment for a very worthy cause.


Gerald Clayton Gerald Clayton distills the wide-ranging influences to which he's been exposed, while knowing "the right moment to get spunky like Monty Alexander and thoughtful like Ron Barron." He returns to Rochester riding the crest of a very recent Grammy nomination for his latest CD, "Bond - The Paris Sessions." Adding to two prior Grammy nominations, Clayton affirms recent Downbeat polls - 2010 Critic's Poll "Rising Piano Star" and 2008 Reader's Poll for "Top Up and Coming Pianist".  Click here to listen to Gerald Clayton on YouTube.

Tamir Hendelman
, in high demand as a pianist and arranger, maintains an active touring schedule leading his own groups and performing regularly with the Jeff Hamilton Trio and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Having recorded with Diana Krall, Gladys Knight, John Pizzarelli, Natalie Cole and Barbara Streisand, Hendelman has garnered considerable Grammy Award recognition as a top-tier accompanist; his engaging melodic and rhythmic dynamism fuel his growing popularity.
Click here to listen to Tamir Hendelman on YouTube.


Special Opening Performance
: Madrigalia Chamber Choir

the leadership of Music Director Lee Wright, Rochester-based Madrigalia opens the concert with a sampling of their diverse choral repertoire. Now in its 36th season, this choir is sure to reveal the "magic that is Madrigalia!"

Concert Information

Date: Sunday, January 22, 2012

Location: Performance Hall Hochstein School of Music 50 N. Plymouth Ave., Roch., NY 14614


4:00pm - Doors Open;
- "Meet & Greet" Reception*

5:00pm - Madrigalia

5:20pm - Intermission (10 minutes)

5:30pm - "A Duet for MoKA" Begins

6:30pm - Intermission (30 minutes)
- Refreshments & CD Sales

7:00pm - "A Duet for Moka" Resumes

8:00pm - Concert Ends

$45 - Patron tickets*

$25 - Premium tickets

$20 - General Admission tickets

$15 - Student GA with valid ID.

Ticket Outlets:
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For Information:

Call (585) 733-7685