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Tim Stevens, B-PEP Founder; Timyka Artist, WPXI; and Tony Mowod, founder Pittsburgh Jazz Society. at 2013 B-PEP Jazz Fundraiser (Courier File Photo)

The B-PEP JAZZ Working Group is looking for volunteers for the April 21, 2014 Annual B-PEP JAZZ fundraiser, the Black Political Empowerment Project and the Coalition Against Violence only fundraising event. Below is the description of the duties for those serving on this important committee.


The B-PEP Jazz working group was formed to organize the details of the B-PEP Jazz event.  The working group will perform the following functions to ensure the event runs efficiently and successfully accomplishes the goals of the event.

The B-PEP Jazz Working Group:

Coordinates the B-PEP Jazz event;

Collaborates with the hotel staff to develop the format of the event;

Collaborates with the B-PEP CEO and staff to ensure organizational requirements are met and recommendations are incorporated into the planning;

Ensures that all activities are timed and managed in an efficient and effective manner on the evening of the event.

The working group will develop plans to ensure the following:

An efficient flow process for guests entering and exiting the venue;

An efficient system for picking up reserved tickets, paying for tickets at the door, and entering the event for those who arrive with tickets;

Efficient scheduling, tracking and management of musicians, emcees, and special guests.

The working group will organize and conduct:

A revenue enhancing raffle; and

An awards ceremony.

Those interested should contact our B-PEP JAZZ Working Group Vice Chair, Ellen Estomin at 412-361-2736 or by email at eestomin1@verizon.net.

Tim Stevens, Chairman/CEO B-PEP

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