Mesa, Arizona – July 22, 2015 – Announcing a reception, Friday, August 28, 2015, 6PM-8PM, to celebrate the release of Stand for You (BMI), a new single by musical artist, Joanne Jolee. 100% of proceeds from sales of the track will be donated to the Jolee-Jaffa Music Foundation, Inc., an IRC 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
The event is being hosted by Precision Installation, 8201 S. 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85044, the premiere office furniture sales and office installation company. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. A short program will provide an opportunity to learn more about the work of the foundation and ways to become involved.
Joanne explains, “Stand for You addresses the reality that sometimes tragic things happen to good people for no apparent reason. Charitable service is an act of compassion for those in their time of need, standing for those who are unable to stand on their own.” Jolee co-produced the song with Gold Record and Emmy award winning producer, Ken Mary, and is the official song for the Jolee-Jaffa Music Foundation, Inc. (JJMF).
Stand for You will be available on the JJMF website for a minimum suggested donation. Donation amounts in excess of $1 are tax deductible. www.j-jmf.org
JJMF was founded in 2014 by Joanne and her husband, former Mesa City Councilmember Bill Jaffa.
The charity’s mission statement is: “A music education for children is critical to their emotional and academic development, and daily music making for adults has extraordinary mental and physical health benefits. Our mission is to advance public awareness of these benefits and provide opportunities for music education to all ages. We endeavor to work with other advocates who also understand the empowerment that comes with learning to play music.”
Bill is proud to note, “In March we had our inaugural and sold out fundraising event which enabled us launch our music programs at the Sunshine Acres Home for Children in Mesa where we are providing free lessons and instruments. We are grateful to have received donations of musical instruments from leading global retailers, Guitar Center and Sweetwater Sound.”
Internationally, JJMF has adopted ‘Elvie’s Village’ in the Philippines and supplies the children with ukuleles manufactured from coconuts in the surrounding towns.
Earlier this year, Bill and Joanne met with the leadership of an education center in Haifa, Israel that brings Jewish, Muslim and Christian children together in part through music. “We have begun collaborating on using the power of music to transcend cultural barriers in a larger international way. We are seeking talented people to join our charitable team – to work alongside us in fulfilling our mission. Come join us at this upcoming event and become part of our family.” Joanne adds.
Scholarships are available to children meeting eligibility requirements and applications can be downloaded from the website: www.j-jmf.org. Music classes for adults are scheduled to begin in the fall.
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Stand for You is the title track from Joanne’s new classical crossover album which will be available beginning mid-August on Apple Music and iTunes and includes, Healer, Time to Let Go (score theme derived from La Serenade by Hayden), Baroque Medley (Bach/Scarlatti), Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod), and Ani Ohevet Otcha.
Pinnacle American Records was founded in 2002 by Joanne Jolee. Its mission is to inspire, which by definition means “to breathe life into…to lift higher…to bring hope’. The company is home to the recorded music of Joanne Jolee, Your Time to Play, a self-teaching piano method by Joanne, and The Progressive Pianist distributed internationally since 1998.