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Southborough musicians ‘jazzed’ to give back

By Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer

Walter Beasley  (Photo/submitted)

Walter Beasley
(Photo/submitted)

Southborough – While two months have passed since the horrific Boston Marathon bombings, the public outpouring of support for the victims remains strong –“Boston Strong.” Members of the Trottier Middle School’s  Big Band are ‘jazzed’ to help with the efforts as well, as they prepare to host “Jazz Night with Trottier’s Big Band” Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m. The event will take place in the Trottier School auditorium, 49 Parkerville Road.

The event will also feature a performance by special guest, saxophonist Walter Beasley, who is also a professor of music at the Berklee College of Music, and the founder of Affable Publishing and Affable Records. The event is free but donations are appreciated.  Proceeds will be donated to The One Fund, a reserve established by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Gov.  Deval Patrick. According to OneFundBoston.org, all contributions will be used “to assist families of the victims who were killed and the victims who were most seriously affected by the tragic events.”

Giving back is second nature to the Trottier Big Band which puts on a fundraising concert each spring. Last year proceeds benefitted the Eric Green Fund. Beasley was the featured guest for that performance as well while former Southborough resident Dave Pietro, who is also a saxophonist and educator, was featured in 2011.

“This event is the culmination of an entire year’s worth of study. The kids are incredible— you wouldn’t know they are middle schoolers. They are that good,” said Deb Scaringi, mother of lead tenor, Nate.

 

 

 

 

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