THE ORCHESTRA—Lisa Ferraro with Mike Tomaro and the Three Rivers Jazz Orchestra. (Photos by J.L. Martello)
Familylinks, with Honorary Chair Chuck Sanders, hosted the inaugural “Just Jazz” concert presented by BNY Mellon Jazz March 6, at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture. The event, which included a cocktail reception, VIP meet and greet, and jazz performances, was to raise funds to support Familylinks’ vital programs and services.
Renowned Pittsburgh native vocalist Lisa Yvonne Ferraro, with Mike Tomaro and the Three Rivers Jazz Orchestra, brought back the swing of the Big Band era. Opening for Lisa was local star, Benny Benack, II. The emcee for the night was Tony Mowod.
“Just Jazz” was catered by Savoy Restaurant and Lounge.
Familylinks provides vital support services to the most vulnerable members of our community. During program year 2011-12, the agency helped more than 7,000 individuals directly through the following service areas: Behavioral Health Services; Education and Community Services; and Youth and Family Services. In addition, Familylinks reached approximately 10,000 residents of Allegheny County through school/community education programs.