Living Jazz Presents
In the Name of Love,
The 11th Annual Musical Tribute
honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tuck & Patti
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir
Oakland Children’s Community Choir
Oaktown Jazz Workshops
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Oakland Community Exhibition
Showcasing over 30 non-profits and businesses working to make a difference
Paramount Theatre [directions]
Oakland, CA 94612
Tickets available in person and online
Adults: $15-45; Children 12 under: $8
Buy Tickets Online | Buy Tickets in person at Paramount Theatre Box Office
Living Jazz will present “In the Name of Love”, the 11th Annual Musical Tribute honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring Grammy Award Winner Jennifer Holliday, Tuck & Patti and more.
In the Name of Love remains Oakland’s only annual non-denominational musical tribute to Dr. King. It is an extremely significant civic and cultural event for the city, bringing our diverse community together to pay tribute to Dr. King’s message of community, equality and inclusion. “In the Name of Love” showcases both international and local talent, children from Oakland public schools, local non-profits and businesses working to make a difference, and honors an outstanding humanitarian through the “Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award” presented by a prominent dignitary. The event embodies diversity, joy, and accessibility, and provides an intergenerational experience, using music at it’s core, to celebrate and honor the great teachings of MLK, Jr. Diverse members of our community leave feeling unified, inspired, and positive about our collective and personal potential.
Along with an extensive program, the MLK Tribute includes the Oakland Community Exhibition, a pre-concert event held in the Paramount’s lobby, providing exposure to non-profits and businesses doing great work in the Oakland community.
In 2013 we will feature the illustrious Grammy Award Winner Jennifer Holliday, internationally known guitar and vocal duo Tuck & Patti, the powerful 65-voice Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, the 250-voice Oakland Children’s Community Choir (OCCC) backed up by the Oaktown Jazz Workshops, along with Special Guests. The presentation of the Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award, chosen in conjunction with the Oakland Department of Human Services, will be presented by a prominent dignitary.
OCCC, another Living Jazz program, is a music education program provided free of charge for Oakland public elementary schools with little or no access to the arts. This will be the final showcase of their work with over 250 1st- 4th graders under the musical direction of Melanie DeMore and accompanist Ben Heveroh.
Living Jazz is an Oakland based non-profit organization created in 1984. The mission of Living Jazz is to build community, cultivate creativity and enrich lives through the love of jazz. Living Jazz created Jazz Camp West in 1984, the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir in 1986, Jazz Camp Weekend and the Oakland Jazz Choir in 1992, “In the Name of Love” in 2002, the Oakland Children’s Community Choir in 2005; Jam Camp West, a music camp for youth ages 10-15 in 2008, and Jazz Search West, the Bay Area’s First Annual Jazz Talent Search in 2010.
“In the Name of Love” has been made possible through the generosity of Target Corporation; William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program, National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, Oakland Fund for the Arts, Clorox Foundation, Thomas J. Long Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Downtown Oakland Association, Lake Merritt/Uptown District Association, R.O.O.F Foundation, See’s Candies, Marriot Hotel, BART, Oakland Tribune, KRON 4, KDYA, KBLX and Solstice Press.