Generation Hope Gospel Brunch Concert to Raise Funds for Music Education

Avery Sommers to headline at the inaugural Generation Hope Gospel Brunch, a Nat King Cole Generation Hope Inc. concert benefit to raise funds for music education on Sunday, August 25, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm at Jazziz Nightlife in Mizner Park in Boca Raton, Florida.

Online PR News – 09-August-2013 – Boca Raton FL – Nationally known and local favorite actress and singer Avery Sommers will headline at the inaugural Generation Hope Gospel Brunch, a Nat King Cole Generation Hope Inc. concert benefit to raise funds for music education on Sunday, August 25, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm at Jazziz Nightlife in Mizner Park in Boca Raton, Florida. The event includes a fabulous new brunch menu by host Jazziz Nightlife and performances by Ms. Sommers who will be joined by Tony Siders and the Palm Beach Super Choir and the Frontline Christian Center Youth Choir “No Limits” led by Tony LeBron, Gospel Music Channel's 2009 Gospel Dream winner.

Ms. Sommers is well known to local audiences having performed at the Caldwell Theatre, Burt Reynolds Theatre, Cuillo Centre and Florida Stage to name a few. Avery also starred on Broadway in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN replacing Nell Carter and SHOW BOAT as Queenie. She toured nationally playing Jewel in THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS with Ann-Margaret and in CHICAGO as Matron Mama Morton with Chita Rivera and Joel Grey. Audiences may also remember her from her television and film appearances including AS THE WORLD TURNS, B.L. STRYKER, THE MAN FROM LEFT FIELD, LOST EVERYTHING and HIDING VICTORIA. A strong supporter of local youth, Avery wrote, directed, staged and choreographed THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE and is very proud of her cast of wonderful young performers from The Palm Beach County School System.

“I have always been a community minded person. I love doing projects that involve local effort by local people it makes everyone feel good,” says Ms. Sommers.

Sponsored by Pride Global Management the event promises to celebrate the joy and inspiration that music brings to your soul while raising awareness and funds to support the Nat King Cole Generation Hope mission to provide music education to children with the greatest need and fewest resources.

“My passion is to help others reach their very best place of success in life and what better way than to make a difference in the life of a child by providing them quality music education. That’s why we support Nat King Cole Generation Hope’s mission to Keep Music Alive. We are also encouraging attendees to bring a new or gently used brass, woodwind, percussion or string instrument which will be repurposed and distributed to children who are unable to purchase their own,” says Elton Pride of Pride Global Management.

The Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. Musical Instrument Program has been active since 2008 and has benefited thousands of children in South Florida. Instruments donated at this year’s inaugural Gospel Brunch will be donated to the Faith and Love in Action Orphanage in Jacmel, Haiti. Instruments most in need include: clarinets, flutes, trumpets, trombones, tubas, saxophones, cymbals and a guitar bass.

Twin daughters of music legend Nat King Cole, Timolin and Casey Cole of Boca Raton, launched Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. to honor the legacy, music and life of their father Nat King Cole in 2008 after learning of budget cuts in public schools directly affecting the arts. Since that time, donations in excess of $90,000 have benefited more than 6,000 children with “the greatest need and fewest resources” in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

“Our family history is one of musical excellence and charitable giving,” said Timolin Cole. “Our father was a trailblazer in the music industry and will live forever through his style, grace and unforgettable music. Our mother Maria, also an entertainer, sang with Duke Ellington and was known for supporting multiple causes throughout her life. By giving students the opportunity to enhance their musical talents and abilities, our family’s legacy lives on.”

“We believe that every child should be exposed to music education,” said Casey Cole. “Studies prove that participation in school music has a positive impact on areas considered outside the realm of music including dexterity, coordination, self-discipline, self-esteem, thinking skills, listening skills, and personal expression.”

Advance tickets are $65 and can be purchased online at natkingcolegenhope.org or by calling 561-213-8209. Event day tickets are $75 and will be available at the door on event day at 12:00 p.m. Guests will be seated as they arrive on event day. Complimentary parking is available in Mizner Park garages. Generation Hope Gospel Brunch is part of Boca Chamber Festival Days, a series of fun-filled events held at different locations during the month of August, and is facilitated by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.

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About Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc.:
The mission of Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to provide music education to children with the greatest need and fewest resources. The mission is accomplished by funding programs which provide for instruction, mentoring and resources.

For more information about Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. visit natkingcolegenhope.org or email info@natkingcolegenhope.org.

About JAZZIZ Nightlife:
JAZZIZ Nightlife brings its high-end entertainment experience to Boca Raton with the finest cuisine; wines; dedicated champagne, caviar, cigar and piano bars; plush indoor and outdoor lounges; and great live entertainment. JAZZIZ Nightlife opens weekdays at 4 p.m. and on Sundays for New Orleans-style brunch at 10:30 a.m. and stays open until 2 a.m. Covered valet parking is available at its front door.

For more information visit www.jazziznightlife.com.

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Shanna St John
Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc.
21218 St Andrews Blvd., #604
Boca Raton FL, 33433

561.523.6553