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sunday, October 4th 
Gala Location / Virtual

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2020
Honorees

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The Louis Armstrong

Center for Music & Medicine

Benefitting:

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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. Proceeds are given to our beneficiary, The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine (LACMM) in NYC. 

 

Each year we recognize a dynamic group of musicians, artists, physicians, philanthropists, and patients for making the world a better place. This year, our honorees include GRAMMY Award winning songwriter, Norah Jones, who will be receiving the Phoebe Jacobs Award; the prolific jazz composer and saxophonist, Wayne Shorter, will be receiving our Lifetime Achievement Award; Christine Mahoney, Chief Nursing Officer& Senior VP, Mount Sinai Beth Israel & Downtown will be honored for her work in patient care and medical ethics; and artist Luis M Sullivan Jr. who will be honored for his incredible artistry and resilience as a music therapy patient.

EVENT DETAILS

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.

 

Date

October, 4th, 2020

Time

7-8:30 PM

Location

Virtual

 
 

Event  Committee

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EVENT CO-CHAIR:

Steve Pastor

 

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EVENT CO-CHAIR:

Aimee Telsey

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Jon Batiste

Melanie Schnoll Begun

Jordan Bleznick

Don Brancaccio

Joan Brancaccio

Kevin Brennan

Danelle Marqui Brown

Linda Carroza

Lisabeth Cassaday

Gwendolyn DeLuca

Ellen Devens

Susan Devens

Mercedes Ellington

Michele Sherman Entner

Janet Falk

Kevin Fee

Edward Finkelstein

Joyce Fogel

Lincoln Foley

Nathan Goldstein

Ellen Goosenberg

Erica Grabscheid

Helen Greenbaum

EVENT STEERING COMMITTEE

 

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Stephan Quentzel

Joelle Quinn

Charles Radcliffe

Jonathan Raskin

Rita Romeur

Alanna Rutherford

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

 

Elizabeth Greenwald

Greg Gullia

Alan Horowitz

Elizabeth Horowitz

Jackie Harris

Miriam Javitch

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