In support of the hurricane victims, jazz artists on the West Coast will be putting on a benefit concert

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Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, the worst storm to hit the island in almost a century. Today, millions of Puerto Ricans don’t have electricity or running water, thousands remain trapped in their homes by massive flooding, and food and medical supplies are extremely scarce.

In support of the hurricane victims, jazz artists on the West Coast will be putting on a benefit concert, Juntos por Puerto Rico, on Sunday, Oct. 8, from 1–4 p.m. at Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley, California.

Event organizer Miguel Zenón notes that the Juntos por Puerto Rico concert will be an opportunity to both provide aid to a community in need and celebrate Puerto Rico’s rich musical tradition. “I hope you’ll join us to help the people of Puerto Rico recover from this devastating catastrophe. It’s going to take years for the Island to recover, but residents need immediate help,” said Zenón, who will also perform at the event. “It’s going to be an amazing event.  We’re honored that so many incredible musicians have chosen to donate their talents to help raise badly needed resources, and that Freight and Salvage is providing a wonderful venue so that we can perform for everyone who wants to help.”

Performing are some of the top jazz musicians in the world, including Obed Calvaire, Marco Diaz, Robin Eubanks, David Flores, Jose Roberto Hernandez, Zakir Hussain, Sean Jones, Rebeca Mauleon, Javier Navarrete, Rico Pabon, Pedro Pastrana, Joshua Redman, David Sanchez, John Santos, Shefali Shah, Marcus Shelby and Saul Sierra.

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