On February 21st, the organization Hands4Hope held Press Day to welcome media and guests to visit their facility that houses the program and to also talk about the upcoming 18th Annual Serenade Benefit Concert on March 10th. One of the first people to arrive was Gary Taylor, recording Artist, who will be performing at the concert. “Hands4Hope is a very special cause. It’s for children and they are our future. We have to invest in our future. If it means giving up our time and doing the right thing, it’s what we need to do. As far as this particular show, it’s an honor to be a part of it. I get to sing some of my songs but I also get to sing a song my cousin wrote for Bill Withers, “A Lovely Day.”
The media outlets that attended that afternoon were Art Jackson‘s Smooth Jazz Magazine, Gregg Hanley of Hanley Entertainment, and The Hollywood 360. Other guest artists were Gail Jhonson,the Musical Director for the Hands4Hope concert, Smitty Smith, bass player for the band, and Nils Jiptner, who had previously played for one of the benefit concerts.
Lydia Floyd gave a tour of the facilities and the Hands4Hope kids performed some songs. Please join us on March 10th for 18th Annual Starlight Serenade Benefit Concert as we honor Bill Withers. The show will be hosted by Pat Prescott and Sinbad and featuring Larry Dunn, Greg Adams and many other fantastic musicians. There will be a surprise Grammy Winning Artist also there who you just released a new CD and will be performing a song from that album.
You can buy your tickets at www.hands4hopela.org
All photos taken by Sheryl Aronson/The Hollywood 360