NoHo’s Getting Jazzy – 18th Annual Starlight Serenade Benefit

Hands4Hope LA Presents the 18th Annual Starlight Serenade Benefit Concert Yearly Fundraiser Benefits Free Programs for Underserved Youth

The 18th Annual Starlight Serenade Benefit Concert will showcase another outstanding line up of incredible award-winning musicians and entertainers as they honor American music Icon, Mr. Bill Withers! The event takes place on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8:00pm at the Harmony Gold Theater, in the Heart of Hollywood, sponsored by U.S. Bank, ABCOFLASH, the Law Offices of Steve Simons, Black Fox Strategy, Payne Pest Management, ACE Home Solutions Inc, and The Federal Bar. The event will benefit the North Hollywood based Hands4Hope LA FREE after school and single parent programs.

The Annual Starlight Serenade Benefit Concert is a musical extravaganza that strikes a chord in the community to encourage participation and contribution. This fundraising concert gathers music lovers, professional musicians, and celebrities together to celebrate and support the academic, athletic, artistic, and social enrichment programs provided by Hands4Hope LA for at-risk youth.


This year’s event will be a star-studded affair hosted by Pat Prescott of KTWV 94.7 The Wave and will feature Sinbad. Musical performances by Greg Adams (founding member of Tower of Power, Founder – East Bay Soul), 7-time Grammy winning artist Larry Dunn (original keyboardist, musical director and composer for Earth, Wind & Fire), Jazz in P!nk, Urban Groove, an all-star Serenade band and a few surprise guests, including a Grammy winning recording artist highlight the show! The musical director for this year’s Annual Starlight Serenade Benefit Concert is the First Lady of Smooth Jazz, Gail Jhonson.

Check out the All-Star line up that will be rocking the stage this year!

The Urban Groove Band plays all genres of music- from Jazz, Latin, Swing, Soft Rock, Blues, and RnB. They are a group of experienced men who thrive on creating a musical sound that every one of all ethnicities can enjoy. On stage the Urban Groove Band is full of life and energy which is felt in the audience from one song to the next. Whether someone is dancing or listening, their “GROOVE” is something that one can feel.

Jazz In P!nk is an all-star female ensemble of musical women in jazz that projects talent, beauty, power and femininity as they embrace the stage! Their mission is to promote women in jazz, by providing live performance opportunities showcasing each other’s music. (Source)

“The sound of Greg Adams is one of the world’s best-known musical signatures. Adams has recorded six solo albums, three releases with East Bay Soul and fourteen recordings as a founding member of Tower of Power, legendary for his arrangements that made the TOP horn section a sought out entity all its own. His 1995 debut Hidden Agenda went all the way to #1 on Billboard and stayed there for five weeks.With countless collaborations in the studio and live on stage, Adams has made his mark on a broad stretch of today’s music landscape that includes jazz, pop, rock, R&B, soul, and funk.” (Source)

Gary Taylor is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. As a songwriter and producer, Mr. Taylor has worked with both veteran acts, such as Anita Baker (“Good Love”) and The Whispers (“Just Gets Better With Time”, “My Heart, Your Heart”), and new wave of soul artists such as Lalah Hathaway (“I’m Coming Back”) among them.

Larry Dunn is a keyboardist, musical director and one of the early members of the music group Earth, Wind & Fire. Dunn, along with other members of Earth, Wind & Fire, was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

Seating is limited so book your tickets today! The event is open to the general public. Available admission tickets include: VIP $75 and general admission $50. VIP tickets will include access to a pre-concert delicious VIP Reception hosted by The Federal Bar with Pat Prescott and various artists from the evening’s line-up and a silent auction. A live auction will take place during the show. Harmony Gold Theater is located: 7655 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

For general questions, please contact Hands4Hope LA at 818-763-HOPE (4673) or via email: or Tickets are available online at the Hands4Hope LA website:

Hands4Hope LA Presents the 17th Annual Starlight Serenade Benefit Concert


Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8:00pm


Harmony Gold Theater
7655 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90046



For general questions, please contact Hands4Hope LA at 818-763-HOPE (4673) or via email: or Tickets are available online at the Hands4Hope LA website:

Thank you for giving the children of North Hollywood a chance at a successful future!

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