2017 Jazz On The Green


Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: Castle Green


We are excited to once again return to Historic Castle Green for our annual Jazz On The Green event. Late September is a beautiful time of year in Pasadena and the evenings are perfect for live jazz music, food & drink, seeing old friends while making new friends, taking part in our Silent Auction, and supporting the work we do at Friends In Deed.  We couldn’t do it without all of you. Come and enjoy a festive evening with us.


Tickets: $95 – click HERE

Sponsorships (details below) – click HERE


2017 Jazz On The Green Honorees

Rev. Donna Byrns
San Marino Community Church
Western Supreme Rooter, Inc.


Since 
“jazz” is an integral part of this annual event, we are pleased to have a jazz trio performing that evening. Mr. John Pisano, Mr. Gene Bertoncini, and Mr. John Leftwich, to carry us into the night. These gentlemen have been bringing jazz to the world for over a half century.  

John Pisano is a straight-ahead jazz guitarist who has recorded and toured the globe with artists such as Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, Burt Bacharach, Natalie Cole, Peggy Lee (for whom he conducted the Dallas Symphony Orchestra), Diana Krall, Sergio Mendes, Manhattan Transfer, and many others. He was a charter member of Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass and the go-to guy for the gifted Joe Pass.  Mr. Pisano and Mr. Pass toured together and recorded more than a dozen albums during their collaborations. Their For Django album, a harbinger of many more collaborations together, culminated with Duets in 1991. Mr. Pisano wrote the hit SoWhat’s New, which appeared as the B-side of Herb Alpert’s hit single Flamingo in 1966. For more about Mr. Pisano, visit johnpisano.com

Gene Bertoncini is one of the pre-eminent jazz guitarists active today. His fluid technique and lyricism have won him international praise and accolades as the “Segovia of jazz.” An eloquent and versatile improviser, Mr. Bertoncini has been heard with an extraordinary range of jazz greats, including performances and recordings with Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Wayne Shorter, Hubert Laws, and Paul Desmond among others, as well as such distinguished singers as Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Nancy Wilson, Vic Damone, and Eydie Gorme. For more about Mr. Bertoncini, visit genebertoncini.com

John Leftwich is a classical guitarist who has performed with a wide variety of musical luminaries, including Tierney Sutton, Rickie Lee Jones, Chet Baker, Mel Torme, and Hubert Laws. In addition, his music has been featured in commercials, as well as numerous movies.

SYMPHONY (Presenting Sponsor) – $25,000

If you are interested in being a “Symphony Sponsor“, we will work with you to craft a custom sponsor package which includes the following:
• Prominent Signage and recognition at the event
• 20 complimentary tickets
• Name listed on printed materials and website
• Mention in all social media and printed communications

ORCHESTRA (Platinum Sponsor) – $10,000

Celia Leaver
Pasadena Methodist Foundation

If you are interested in being a “Orchestra Sponsor“, you will receive the following:
• Signage and recognition at the event
• 14 complimentary tickets
• Name listed on printed materials and website
• Mention in printed and online communications

QUARTET (Gold Sponsor) – $5,000

Kaiser Permanente, Southern California Region
Jackie Knowles
Harvey & Ellen Knell Foundation

If you are interested in being a “Quartet Sponsor“, you will receive the following:
• 10 complimentary tickets
• Mention in online communications

DUET (Silver Sponsor) – $2,500

Century Housing
Yudie and Jane Fishman
Debra Mansfield and Pam Marx
Stacy Santeramo
Richard Cheung
Debby Singer
Comerica Bank
Dan & Sandra Bane
Dorothy Keane
Western Rooter
Westport Construction

If you are interested in being a “Duet Sponsor“, you will receive the following:
• 6 complimentary tickets
• Mention in online communications

SOLO (Bronze Sponsor) – $1,000

Ben and Mishele Myers
First United Methodist Church Pasadena
Mendenhall Insurance Solutions, LLC
Lori Meaders
Oliver and Susan Stark
Bolton & Co.
Dorothy Christ
John & Jennifer Robinson
Margaret Leong Checca
Richard Gruner & Marie Beall
Eagle Rock Friends
Tim Howett
Steve & Sandy Hartford

If you are interested in being a “Solo Sponsor“, you will receive the following:
• 4 complimentary tickets

KARAOKE (Friends Sponsor) – $500

Congresswoman Judy Chu
CA State Senator Anthony Portantino
Bonnie Burratti, Ph.D and Kai Lam

Sean Altice and Denise Campbell
Gerry Poulin and Meg Middleman
Anthony Delling & Kathy Simpson
Mike and Michelle Gavigan
Glenda Hale
Lin Vlacich
The Learning Works
Altez Vacations – Kara Altice-Montes & Luis Montes
The Lake Avenue Group at Morgan Stanley
Sandra Dickey
Shirley Knuth
Bret Schaefer
Al & Susan Sabo
Brian & Luz O’Neil
Doug & Susan Rogers
Law Offices of Makupson & Howard
Louise Yount
Russ Ferrante & Gerry Puhara

If you are interested in being a “Karaoke Sponsor“, you will receive the following:
• 2 complimentary tickets


This fundraising event provides support for Friends In Deed to continue our mission to alleviate the effects of poverty and to encourage self-sufficiency through the collective efforts of congregations, individuals and community organizations.  This event will directly benefit all of our programs which include The Bad Weather Shelter, The Women’s Room, The Food Pantry, Norma’s Nook, and our Homeless Prevention Program.