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Take a moment next week to support Cleve Eaton

Back in March I highlighted a benefit concert for local Jazz legend Cleve Eaton in a got plans post, and I’m about to do it again…

Jazz Bassist Cleve Eaton and the Alabama All-Stars, bplonline/FlickrLater this month there’s going to be another round of shows to raise money to help with Cleve’s medical expenses related to his oral cancer therapy.

First up, the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame is hosting a benefit at the Carver Theatre on May 24. This evening of extraordinary jazz is headlined by the 18 piece Tommy Stewart Orchestra. Cleve is scheduled to perform, and there’s going to be a jam session open to all musicians. Interestingly enough, this is the first time that the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame has had the opportunity, or cause, to do this type of benefit for a living member. You will not be disappointed by this caliber of performance.

On May 28 head over to Ona’s Music Room for another performance benefiting Cleve with drink specials and appearances by Eric Essix as well as other local jazz talents.

Photo: Jazz Bassist Cleve Eaton (center) and the Alabama All-Stars. bpl/Flickr.

got plans 2.0 – 3/27-3/29

You can look at this edition of got plans two ways.  It’s short because I had way too much fun at last night’s Terminally anniversary party at Bottletree (BTW, it was a great turnout and it’s too bad that you missed it) and because the single event suggestion that follows is an important one and I’d really like you to go to it…

There is going to be a benefit concert for local jazz musician Cleveland Eaton at the Open Door Cafe tomorrow starting at 2 p.m.  A $20 donation goes to a fund to help Cleve with medical expenses related to oral cancer therapy.  This is a small price to pay to help a local legend.  You’ll be compensated for your donation with a barbeque chicken dinner and performances by a host of musicians including Cleve later that evening.

If you’ve never been to the Open Door and heard Cleve, Tommy, and John play for Jazzta night, this will be a perfect introduction to the cafe and Birmingham jazz.

Leave a comment letting me know if you decide to go, and as always if you’ve got other plans let the rest of us know what your doing this weekend.