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Benefit jazz concert Saturday at Aurora chruch to help end malaria worldwide

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  • Former Aurora resident Dan Chase will lead The Jazz Quartet in a benefit concert to fight malaria on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Aurora.

      Former Aurora resident Dan Chase will lead The Jazz Quartet in a benefit concert to fight malaria on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Aurora.
    Courtesy of Dan Chase

 
Submitted by Wesley UMC

Wesley United Methodist Church, 14 N. May St., Aurora, will host a benefit jazz concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug 23, to fight malaria worldwide.

The Rev. John Bell, pastor, said the concert by The Jazz Quartet will be held in the Gathering Place room. A silent auction and free refreshments are included. The public is invited. Admission is $10.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Imagine No Malaria, an international malaria-eradication campaign by the United Methodist Church.

The church's fine arts committee is the sponsor.

Quartet members are former Aurora resident Dan Chase, piano and organ; Tim Fitzgerald, guitarist; Matt Plaskota, drums and percussion; and Alyssa Allgood, vocals.

Chase is a member of The Humble Organisms, a jazz-infused rock and funk group recently featured on WDCB, Chicago's leading jazz radio station.

He has performed as a professional pianist and organist for several years, including at Andy's Jazz Club, the Jazz Showcase, and The Green Mill.

He currently works as an educator, recording engineer and sideman and leader in various groups.

For more information, call (630) 896-1033.

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