A digital experience and tribute, benefiting the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine 

Sunday, October 4, 2020  |  7pm Est

2020  Honorees


Wayne Shorter

2020 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient 

Norah Jones

2020 Phoebe Jacobs Award Recipient 

Christine Mahoney 

Chief Nursing Officer & 

Senior VP, Mount Sinai

Beth Israel & Downtown

2020 Honoree

Luis M. Solivan Jr. 


2020 Honoree


The   Louis   Armstrong

Center   for   Music   &   Medicine



The Wonderful World annual gala, hosted by Wonderful World: Friends of Music Therapy Inc (WWFMT), honors the legacy of Louis Armstrong and his commitment to bettering the lives of others through music. 100% of proceeds raised will be given to our beneficiary, The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine (LACMM) in NYC, for its music therapy programs. 


The evening will include a 'Breathe Easy' theme through a virtual live stream concert & award show. We will feature music therapy COVID clips of infants, kids, adults and a virtual tour of The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospitals. The evening will feature sonically animated LIVE music from Norah Jones, and Jon Batiste. Encapsulating themes of music's support in enhancing breathing medically and socially.


Garry Dial, Erik Lawrence and some guest appearances from Broadway and Jazz favorites will be highlighted with our Masters of Ceremony for the evening's program:Mercedes Ellington and Bill Daughtry.


Sunday, October 4, 2020


7 PM


Virtual (Link to Follow)

Event  Committee

Steve Pastor



Aimee Telsey


Jon Batiste

Melanie Schnoll Begun

Jordan Bleznick

Don Brancaccio

Joan Brancaccio

Kevin Brannan

Brielle Brown

Danelle Marqui Brown

Linda Carroza

Lisabeth Cassaday

Gwendolyn DeLuca

Ellen Devens

Susan Devens

Mercedes Ellington

Chris Elstone

Michele Sherman Entner

Janet Falk

Kevin Fee

Edward Finkelstein

Joyce Fogel

Lincoln Foley

Nathan Goldstein

Ellen Goosenberg

Erica Grabscheid

Helen Greenbaum



Joelle Quinn

Charles Radcliffe

Jonathan Raskin

Rita Romeur

Alanna Rutherford

Jon Samson

Linda Sanchez

Elaine Schain

Howard Schain

Doug Seidman

Karen Seidman

Fran Silverman

Noah K. Simon

Donna Sirlin

Edwin Sirlin

Peter Strauss

Zelda Suzan

Aimee Telsey

Lynn Tescher

Patricia Walker

Marc Waserman

Rema Webb

Patty Weiner

Ted Wiprud


Elizabeth Greenwald

Greg Gullia

Alan Horowitz

Elizabeth Horowitz

Jackie Harris

Miriam Javitch

Susan Rosenberg Jones

Herb Klitzner

Michael Leitman

Erik Lawrence

Sharon Mahn

Marla Maples

Collen McDonough

Budd Mishkin

Meredith Monk

James Briggs Murray

Barbara Novick

Arturo O’Farrill

Kristen Olson

Rebecca Parker

Steve Pastor

Harriet Jahr Philips

Joseph Piccinnini

Kim Polson

Stephan Quentzel

Wonderful World: Friends of Music Therapy (WWFMT), a 501 (c) 3 organization,* was established to provide assurances for those most in need, through the magic of music and human-centered healthcare.  All monies raised through Wonderful World: Friends of Music Therapy, a 501 (c) 3 organization, go to The Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine in New York City. 

Our mailing address is: 
Wonderful World: Friends of Music Therapy Inc.
1100 Clove RD 4E
Staten Island, NY 10301

Copyright @2020 Wonderful World: Friends of Music Therapy, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

*We are incorporated in the State of New York and have timely applied with the IRS to be recognized as a section 501(c)(3) tax exempt entity under the Internal Revenue Code, effective as of the date of our incorporation.Accordingly, your donation will be deductible to the extent it exceeds the fair market value of any goods received by you in exchange for your donation.

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