My musician friends and I live near a large Veterans Administration Hospital in Butler Pa. Behind the walls of this hospital live many brave men and women who became permanently disabled (physically and/or mentally)as a result of their service to our country.
Plan of Action
My friends and I have a high school jazz quartet.We want to start a jazz therapy program where we go in and perform for the disabled veterans that reside in the VA hospital. We will perform big band music for the older war veterans and jazz fusion/rock for the younger veterans.
We had our first rehearsal on November 7th. We hope to perform our first jazz therapy session around the holidays. We are working on some Miles Davis, Stanley Clark and Bill Evans pieces. We have another rehearsal scheduled on Sunday Nov 16th.