Combo plays Jam Fest benefit at Roxy

By Caitie Benell 

A jazz combo played at Jam Fest at the Roxy on March 6 as a fundraiser. The players in the combo were Daniel Sunshine ’13 on the drums, Jason Garfinkel ’11 on alto sax, Kevin On ’11 on tenor sax, Sam Lyons ’13 on the keys, Chris Freedman ’12 on bass and Ben Krause ’11 on the guitar. The occasion was Jam Fest, a fundraiser for the MusiCares foundation, which provides health benefits to uninsured musicians.

Campbell Hall, Bridges Academy, Crossroads School, Star Prep Academy and New Community Jewish performed alongside Harvard-Westlake.

The combo played two Joshua Redman songs: “Headin’ Home” and “Can a Good Thing Last Forever.” The same jazz combo is planning to perform at either Vibrato or Vitello’s sometime during the remainder of the year.

“It was really rewarding playing the music we love for a great cause. Benefits like this add an entirely new aspect to playing,” Krause said.