SMOOTH STYLINGS—Tamara Tunie, vocals, Roby "Supersax" Edwards, on sax, Max Leake Jr. on keyboards, Roger Humphries, on drums and Dave Pellow, on bass.

SMOOTH STYLINGS—Tamara Tunie, vocals, Roby “Supersax” Edwards, on sax, Max Leake Jr. on keyboards, Roger Humphries, on drums and Dave Pellow, on bass.

Penn State of Greater Allegheny in McKeesport celebrated its tenth year scholarship with a fantastic jazz benefit entitled “All That’s Jazz.”

IN BEAUTIFUL COMPANY—Tamara Tunie with Chancellor Curtiss E. Porter, PhD.

IN BEAUTIFUL COMPANY—Tamara Tunie with Chancellor Curtiss E. Porter, PhD.

Since 2004, they have raised more than $730,000 for student scholarships. On the evening of Nov. 9, they hoped to raise enough money to provide scholarships for even more students.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS—Master of Ceremonies Bill Flanagan with Courtney Handlovitch and Diwas Timsina.  (Photos by Rossano P. Stewart)

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS—Master of Ceremonies Bill Flanagan with Courtney Handlovitch and Diwas Timsina. (Photos by Rossano P. Stewart)

To assist in this campaign, Penn State of Greater Allegheny invited two of the best known natives of Pittsburgh to entertain the donating audience; the beautiful Tamara Tunie, vocalist, actor, producer, director, philanthropist and a star of the “Law & Order: SVU,” along with Jeff “Tain” Watts, multi-Grammy Award winning drummer, bandleader, producer and star of TV and film. Bill Flanagan, served as Master of Ceremonies for the evening, as Chancellor Curtiss E. Porter, PhD, kept things moving with the live auction. Some of the items for auction were: Pittsburgh Pirates memorabilia, Steelers memorabilia, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra tickets, a vacation at Kiawah Island, SC;  a Super Bowl hat signed by Steelers’ greats and a vacation in Costa Rica, valued at $3,300.

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