Pitt to Present April 23 Benefit Concert For Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief

Issue Date: 
April 11, 2011
Joe NegriJoe Negri

The University of Pittsburgh will host a benefit concert for Japan earthquake and tsunami relief at 2 p.m. April 23 in the Bellefield Hall Auditorium.

The event, titled “This Moment, Once in a Lifetime,” will feature jazz musician Joe Negri and his friends Yuko Eguchi, Matt Gillespie, Jonghee Kang, Kerrith Livengood, Emily Pinkerton, Martin Spitznagel, Yoko Suzuki, and Bryan Wright, among others.

Brother’s Brother Foundation will collect donations at the door on behalf of the concert organizers. Suggested donations are $5 for students and $10 for the general public.

To donate online, visit www.brothersbrother.org/11_japanearthquake.htm. To ensure each donation goes directly to the Japan relief efforts, check the appropriate box on the contribution form.

Pittsburgh-based Brother’s Brother Foundation has been ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the best charitable organizations in the United States. Administrative and operating costs are below 1 percent of the value of received donations.

The concert is sponsored by Pitt’s Department of Music and Asian Studies Center within the University Center for International Studies, as well as by the Japan America Society of Pennsylvania and Brother’s Brother Foundation.

For more information about the concert, contact Brenda G. Jordan, coordinator of Japan Studies in Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, at 412-648-7763 or jordanb@pitt.edu.