HARMONIES OF ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES DAVID CROSBY & GRAHAM NASH TO FILL THE AIR AT STAR STUDDED T.J. MARTELL GALA
The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research announced today that legendary recording artists and songwriters Crosby & Nash will take the stage at the 37th Annual Honors Gala on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at the legendary Ciprianis on 42nd St in New York.
David Crosby and Graham Nash, best known as the harmony vocalists for folk rock supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) are noted for their intricate harmonies and lasting influence on American music and culture. Both Crosby and Nash have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum twice as CSN as well as The Byrds and The Hollies, respectively; and, they have made an indelible mark on American music history.
The collective talents of Crosby & Nash straddle all the flavors of popular music from country rock to confessional balladry, from acoustic guitars and voice to electric guitar and boogie. They have gone on to become counterculture figureheads and an entire sub-industry of singer-songwriters had their careers boosted or came to prominence because of their influence.
Over $1.1 million has been raised to date for the TJ Martell Foundation Honors Gala and is supported by generous partners American Airlines, the official airline of TJ Martell Foundation, Greenberg Traurig LLP, BMI, Universal Music Group and Tom Corson, President of SONY Music.
Crosby & Nash join a long list of celebrity performers, presenters and honorees scheduled for this year’s highly anticipated Honors Gala including Little Big Town, Grace Potter, Regis Philbin, Susan Lucci, Wendy Dio, Motown’s Barry Gordy, Joel Katz, Dr. Margaret Cuomo, Sandra Lee, Tony Martell and honorees Russell Simmons, Del Bryant, Edward Walson and Randy Jackson.
The T.J. Martell Foundation’s gala has long been a who’s who amongst celebrities and musical performers. The special evening includes a star-studded red carpet, musical performances by some of today’s greatest performers and attendance by celebrity friends and families. The night also includes a fantastic cocktail reception, dinner, awards presentation and world-class silent auction to raise funds for cancer and AIDS research. Red carpet arrivals will begin at 6pm EST. Tickets and tables are available for purchase by calling the TJ Martell Foundation at (646) 841-1394 or at www.tjmartellfoundation.org
Red Carpet 6:00 pm EST
Opening Reception 6:30 pm EST
Dinner & Gala 7:30 pm EST
ABOUT THE T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION:
The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The Foundation sources and supports early-stage research projects aimed at developing more effective clinical treatments which otherwise might not be funded. The Foundation, headquartered in New York, is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son, T.J., who died of leukemia. It is dedicated to raising funds for the innovative initial and ongoing research for improved treatments and cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The Foundation has provided more than $250 million dollars for research that supports eleven top hospitals in the United States.
This year marks the 37th anniversary for the T.J. Martell Foundation’s Honors Gala. For more information go to: www.tjmartellfoundation.org, www.facebook.com/tjmartellfoundation