Thursday, August 03, 2006


A benefit concert to help Richard Sudhalter, author of Bix: Man and Legend and Stardust Melody: The Life and Music of Hoagy Carmichael, is scheduled for Sunday, September 10. From the Big Broadcast Bulletin Board:

Dan Levinson and Randy Sandke present
A Benefit Concert for
Author, Musician, Jazz Historian

Richard M. Sudhalter has played a crucial role in the field of jazz. An author (Bix: Man and Legend, Lost Chords: White Musicians and their Contribution to Jazz, Stardust Melody: The Life and Music of Hoagy Carmichael), musician, historian, researcher, teacher, and critic, he has been largely unable perform any of these functions since suffering a massive stroke in 2003. In addition, he was recently diagnosed with MSA—Multiple System Atrophy. With tremendous medical bills mounting, his friends Randy Sandke and Dan Levinson, with the help of Albert Haim and Dorothy Kellogg, are organizing a benefit concert to help ease his financial burden.

You can do your part by attending the event on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 from 7-10 p.m. at ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York, NY. The minimum donation is $40.00.

To order tickets, send a check made payable to RICHARD SUDHALTER BENEFIT CONCERT to:

Dorothy Kellogg
P.O. Box 757
Southold, NY 11971

You may also order tickets online with a credit card by using the PayPal account

If you cannot attend but would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, please mail a check for any amount made payable to RICHARD SUDHALTER BENEFIT CONCERT to Dorothy Kellogg at the address above, or send your contribution using the PayPal account


For more information, contact Dan Levinson at (212) 533-1704 or

Harry Allen, Tom Artin, Dan Barrett, Eddie Bert, Francesca Biagi, Giampaolo Biagi, James Chirillo, Bill Crow, Kevin Dorn, Eddie Erikson, Jim Ferguson, Chuck Folds, Joel Forbes, Dave Frishberg, Wycliffe Gordon, Marty Grosz, Jeff Healy, Sy Johnson, Brad Kay, Orange Kellin, Jon-Erik Kellso, Becky Kilgore, Bill Kirchner, Steve Kuhn, Dan Levinson, Marion McPartland, Joe Muranyi, Brian Nalepka, David Ostwald, Sam Parkins, Nicki Parrott, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ed Polcer, Scott Robinson, Molly Ryan, Randy Sandke, Mark Shane, Daryl Sherman, The Loren Schoenberg Big Band, Keisha St. Joan, Andy Stein, Carol Sudhalter, Frank Tate, Jackie Williams.

We all owe a profound debt of gratitude to Richard for his extraordinary, life-long efforts to elucidate, preserve and disseminate the music we love. This is our opportunity to reciprocate.

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