Mingus Awareness Project ALS Benefit Jazz ConcertVisit Website
Bassist/composer Charles Mingus, one of the titans of jazz, died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) on January 5, 1979. At the time, there was no cure for ALS. Today, forty years later, there is still no cure.
The Mingus Awareness Project is a series of concerts that benefits organizations that provide support for individuals who have ALS as well as their families. More than a dozen Mingus Awareness Project concerts have happened in Chicago, Illinois and Richmond, Virginia.
Beyond supporting those stricken with ALS, MAP concerts also provide opportunities for audiences and performers to celebrate the music of Charles Mingus, music composed by artists who worked with Mingus, as well as music by composers who perform during MAP concerts.
Since 2007, drummer/composer Brian Jones has been presenting Mingus Awareness Project concerts in Richmond.
The 2023 performance will feature Adam Hopkins' Schoolwork, Michael Hawkins and the Brotherhood, and The Doug Richards Orchestra.
We invite you to join us in support for the Mingus Awareness Project by donating to the ALS Association! More information on the fundraiser and the Association can be found here:
*All proceeds from this concert will be donated to the ALS Association.*