A BENEFIT FOR CHERI JIOSNE - SEP 27 - SULLIVAN HALL NYC
Hoping this message finds you well.
While there have been real high points and really great moments --It's been a very hard year for me and my loved ones, most of you know about the tragic & sudden loss of my mom in July, 10 weeks ago today. Many of you also know that day arrived against a backdrop of very tough times -- my other half and love of my life Cheri Jiosne has been fighting breast cancer for almost a year now.
She is doing as well as one can, in fact better I think - she looks great, feels great and is several months into an intense program combining various schools of herbalism, holistic methods, Qi gong, Acupuncture and diet with a low dose Alternative Chemo program called IPT.
It's ironic (or not) that the current national debate has been about health care -- we too are amongst the millions of Americans without health care insurance. The small amount she had at one of her jobs ran out -- and we are dealing with this out of pocket. We are looking at creative ways to keep paying the bills, and one idea was to do a benefit in NYC.
So the first one will be:
Sun Sept 27 2009
214 Sullivan St NYC
THE MUSIC OF FRANK ZAPPA.
7pm doors 8pm show / $15adv $20dos. / 18 + / Under 18 w/parent
The acts onstage will be :
(with Andre Cholmondeley, Dave Johnsen, Robbie Mangano, Jordan Shapiro, Eric Slick and SPECIAL GUESTS including Candi Jiosne)
THE SCHOOL OF ROCK ALLSTARS
(performing the best of Zappa with a full electric band!!)
I feel this is extra appropriate since Project/Object once raised over 10,000 for prostate cancer research, when we sold out Irving Plaza - one of the greatest venues around - on Halloween 2001. The connectedness of Good Karma is also in play -- as the Irving Plaza show was co-produced with NYC rock radio station Q-104.3. At the time, the GM of the station was a huge Zappa fan - Matt Ross, who got behind the show in a massive way.
As a result of doing the Irving Plaza show, Matt became and still is a close friend of the band --and subsequently he met Paul Green, they began to work on ideas together and now Matt is the CEO of School Of Rock. Everyone in Project/Object has been connected to Rock School in one way or another -- we have all taught, run rehearsals, or attended there. It's all connected.
For those who would like to help -- but cannot come to New York:
-- we have a pay pal account as well as a PO Box you can send a donation check/money order to. Here are other options:
You can go to paypal.com and make payments to firstname.lastname@example.org .
You can send a check or money order written to CHERYL JIOSNE to:
Cheri Jiosne Cancer Fund
PO BOX 16672
Thanks! No amount is too small.....Stand by for further info and please forward this to anyone you think would be interested.
Thanks so much for all your support, in so many ways through the years. She is a fighter and we will make it thru this difficult time, with victory over this!
TOUR MANAGER/TECH: Adrian Belew Power Trio / adrianbelew.net
GUITAR: Project/Object, Delicious / projectobject.com
ADRIAN BELEW POWER TRIO FALL TOUR
My day job -- sorely needed in this economy...and with no health care....ouch.!!
October -- we will hit the west coast -- stay tuned fro an email soon with dates. Hope to see you then.
-- andre' cholmondeley