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Jazz 'N' Cabaret on Sunday at Pegasus

Published:Friday | July 3, 2015 | 7:00 AM
Nina Karle
A'Lisa
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The Jazz in the Gardens series continues this Sunday in The Jamaica Pegasus Gardens with Jazz 'N' Cabaret. It features Christine Fisher, Nina Karle, A'Lisa, Rojjah Mendez, Ian Andrews and Montana, with the concert starting at 6 p.m.

Providing music for the performers is the band Desi Jones and Friends.

Jazz 'N' Cabaret is the third concert in the Jazz in the Gardens series for 2015, with other concert dates scheduled for September 6, November 1 and December 27.

According to executive producers of the show, Nancy McLean and Cathy Nunes, Jazz in the Gardens is a total experience which offers a combination of great music and an alluring ambience that the entire family can enjoy. As an added bonus, patrons will enjoy beverages courtesy of OJays Premium by OJay Koolers, with the cost of their tickets.

Part proceeds from the event will go to the Best Care Foundation and Elsie Bemand Home for Girls. The Best Care Foundation is a privately run institution which was established in 1976 and caters to mentally challenged children and young adults from ages four to 21 years old. The institution also provides residential accommodation, with a therapeutic environment through the dispensation of nursing, dental and medical care. The foundation, which depends heavily on donations from the private sector, also provides special educational opportunities for the children and young adults in their care, as well as social interaction opportunities and sporting activities.

The Elsie Bemand Home for Girls, a privately run home, was established in 1979 as a project of the St Andrew Business & Professional Women's Club, in partnership with the Jamaica Methodist Church. The home was established as a temporary shelter for girls between the ages of 12 and 18 years old who are in need of care and protection and who were not involved in violent crimes.

The girls attend various schools in the Corporate Area. Some have been successful in CXC and CAPE examinations and have gone on to attend various tertiary institutions, including UWI, UTech and The Mico University College.

Tickets for Jazz 'N' Cabaret cost $2,500 presold and $3,000 at the gate. They are available at the Supermed Mall Pharmacy, Mall Plaza and at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.