A Night for Soul, a benefit for the Jazz Foundation

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In this column, I like to shine a light on hidden gems, provide commentary on theatre, and bring awareness to some truly great events on the horizon.

One, coming up next month,will take place to benefit the Jazz Foundation of America, an organization that offers a wide variety of programs and assistance for jazz and blues musicians in need.

All That Jazz

To help support the many initiatives established by the Jazz Foundation of America, the non-profit will once again host their very cool Annual Jazz Loft Party, “A Night for the Soul” on Saturday, October 14 at 7PM.

Celebrities slated to appear include Gladys Knight, Nona Hendryx, Danny Glover, Rosie Perez,  Aaron Neville and many others. Taking place at old silent movie studios on West 26th Street, featuring full views of the glorious Hudson River, the evening will be awash in soul, jazz, R&B, and blues performances.


The Jazz Foundation’s Annual Jazz Loft Party promises to be a truly unique experience in New York.


  • Valerie Smaldone

    Five-time Billboard Award-winning media personality Valerie Smaldone is a theatre, food, lifestyle and entertainment enthusiast. She is a celebrity interviewer, accomplished voice-over artist and actress. Recent appearances on episodic tv include Law and Order, Criminal Intent, The Other Two (on HBO Max), Tommy, Manifest and Blue Bloods. She is an audiobook narrator and producer. A live event emcee, moderator, and "Voice of God" at events and award ceremonies, Valerie has just directed and produced her first film featuring Gloria Gaynor and is producing a docu-series starring Erik Estrada. Visit her website at www.valeriesmaldone.com

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