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March, 21 2010 - Duet "Jazz Cabaret"

Where: Arizona Biltmore

When: March 21, 2010

Time: 1:30 PM

Ticket Prices: $85 Individual Ticket

Beneficiary: Duet

EMCEE: KJZZ Music Director Blaise Lantana

Co-Chair(s): Adero C. E. Allison and Miri Palmer

Staff: Elizabeth Banta, Sandy Leander, Elaine Dinse, Ruth Hunse, Eva Scholfield, Nancy Splain

Entertainment: The Reed Family

Sponsors: ELLA FITZGERALD: US Airways; STAN GETZ: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona; COUNT BASIE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS: SRP, Joyce Glazner, Dorothea Clarke, Marsha Goodman, Area Agency on Aging/Region One, Moving You Simply LLC, Barbara Shovers, Lou Jennings & Becky Boston, April & Tom Jones, William J. Heimann DDS, Guiding Light, M&I; Bank, Thrivent Financial, Kristine & Lee Peterson

Auctioneer: Rabbi Marty Scharf

Quote of the evening: "It takes only $400 to help one homebound person for a year." (Sandy Leander)

Attendance: 360

Attire: Business Casual

Special Thanks: Gompers Habilitation Center, Hansen Mortuaries, Rebecca Kennell, McKenzie Prepress Services, Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix, Phoenix Flower Shops, Carmela Ramirez, The Reed Family, SCF Arizona, Rabbi Marty Scharf, Edie Smith, Joyce Vincent

Information: Eva Scholfield 602-274-5022

Board of Directors: Rev. Dr. Nancy Elsenheimer (president), Rabbi Martin Scharf (vice president), Joyce Glazner (secretary), Patricia Park (treasurer), Ann Boal, Chris Collins, Linda Coughenour, Dr. Wilma Basnett Emerson, Susan Felt, Joe Fenicle, Jim Hall, Carol Heimann, Chris Hinkle, April Jones, Sharon Kearns, The Honorable Crane McClennen, Chris Moeser, Karen O'Donnell, Joseph Palmer, Lee Peterson, Cynthia Salk, Elizabeth Banta (executive director, Duet)

Steering Committee: Adero C. E. Allison and Miri Palmer (co-chairs, Ray D'Amico, Meryl Ahart, Liz Bebo, Martha Bern, Mary Bianco, Randy Brown, Julie Bordelon, Meredith Downing, Eleanor Dullas, Kathy Eveland, Susan Felt, Joyce Glazner, Clare Goldsberry, Marsha Goodman, Sylvia Guenther, Jim Hall, Nicole Harraway, Pamela Hart, Alta Hulfacher, Jan Johnson, April Jones, Sharon Kearns, Carmen Metzger, Bob Morehouse, Marion Pease, Sandy Scott, Arnold Schwartz, Sherri Shea, Edie Smith, Katherine Weaver

Blacktie Photos by: Tom Spaulding

 Ted Elsenheimer, Susan Felt, Sharon & John Matt
Ted Elsenheimer, Susan Felt, Sharon & John Matt
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Duet "Jazz Cabaret" Featured The Reed Family - Francine, Margo, Mellody and Michael

Jazz Cabaret, Duet’s 29th Annual Concert and Auction, took place Sunday afternoon, March 21, 2010, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa.   Entertaining the 360 Valley music fans in attendance were The Reed Family – Francine, Margo, Mellody and Michael, who highlighted this year’s event. 


The Reed Family showcased their jazz, soul, and blues tunes. Together and individually, the family has supported and opened acts for internationally know musicians, including Willy Nelson, Miles Davis, Etta James, Roy Orbison and Smokey Robinson. The talented musicians of The Usual Suspects were back-up to the star performers.


KJZZ Music Director and announcer Blaise Lantana served as Emcee, and Rabbi Marty Scharf brought humor and skill to the live auction as the event's auctioneer. 


Wine, sumptuous food and desserts were served.   Hundreds of items, including art, jewelry, sports items, event tickets, dinners, theatre, and great get-a-ways were featured in a silent and live auction, to help Duet offer volunteer support services to homebound elders and adults with disabilities - to help them live independently in their own homes.  


OVERHEARD IN THE LOBBY ENTRANCE:  "This is the best organized auction I have ever seen."



Duet is a non-profit, interfaith organization that promotes health and well-being through a broad range of services to homebound adults, caregivers, faith communities, and grandparents raising grandchildren. Our services are provided free-of-charge.  All proceeds from this event benefit Duet.


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