On April 1st 2016 at Radio City Music Hall, “The Music of David Bowie” was a tribute to the legend of David Bowie who passed away in January this year. The event featured up to 18 artists, listed below, with a set-list devoted to classic Bowie songs.
Due to unprecedented interest in the David Bowie memorial concert in Radio City, we teamed up with City Winery, Melodic Caring Project and ammado to stream the concert around the world to raise funds for our charity partners (see below).
This event is now over – we would like to thank all those who took part, especially those who donated. We will keep accepting donations should you wish to support these important causes.
Skype are a promotional sponsor for this event.
CONFIRMED ARTISTS WHO PLAYED AT THE EVENT
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
- MUMFORD & SONS
- MICHAEL STIPE
- J MASCIS
- RICKIE LEE JONES
- ESPERANZA SPALDING
- RON POPE
- JHEREK BISCHOFF, AMANDA PALMER & ANNA CALVI W/KRONOS QUARTET
- ANN WILSON OF HEART
- THE ROOTS
- THE POLYPHONIC SPREE
- PERRY FARRELL
- JAKOB DYLAN
- HOLY HOLY
- DONNY MCCASLIN GROUP W/ MARK GUILIANA,
- JASON LINDNER
- AND TONY VISCONTI
BENEFICIARIES FROM THE EVENT
100% OF THE NET PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE FOLLOWING CHARITIES
MELODIC CARING PROJECT (MCP)
The Melodic Caring Project (MCP) bridges the gap between music, technology and patients battling serious illness by streaming LIVE personalized concerts to kids and teens in the hospital. MCP embraces the medically proven healing properties of music to alleviate pain, reduce anxiety and aid in the overall wellness and well-being of the patient.
GRAMMY IN THE SCHOOLS
The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals.
FIXING INSTRUMENTS FOR KIDS IN SCHOOLS
FIKS is there to fix broken and discarded instruments and get them to be used by the students in poor schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. The schools are identified by music teachers in the actual schools with the funds going directly to technicians who fix the instruments
TEACH KIDS FINANCE IN SCHOOLS
Teaching children financial education is the foundation of a healthy attitude towards money. To find out about an app and prepaid debit card check out Go Henry Review where you can sign up. There is also a full review of the product over here. Let’s change the financial future of our kids.
FOR MUSIC & ART
Church Street School for Music & Art is the only not-for-profit school for the arts in Lower Manhattan serving as a community centre supporting a diverse audience with affordable arts programming. The process oriented approach facilitates music education through skill building and development of technique in performance.
THE ORCHESTRA NOW
An innovative training orchestra at Bard College which does outreach and concerts to middle school and high schools in the NY metro area. In addition, TON supports a number of scholarships to bring in aspiring teachers to integrate into their broader curriculums.
THE CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION
CAE is dedicated to ensuring that all NYC public school students have quality arts learning as an essential part of their K-12 education and is the only organization in New York supporting all arts disciplines with in-school residencies, professional development, and active public engagement and advocacy efforts.
LITTLE KIDS ROCK
Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit that transforms children’s lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools. This is achieved by partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs.
The D’Addario Foundation is a unique non-profit grant-making organization providing monetary and product support to high-quality sustainable music instruction programs on the frontline to improve access to music education. We support programs that bring music back into communities and schools and get kids playing as early and as frequently as possible. The D’Addario Foundation believes in the transformative power of music and that mentoring and building communities through music can positively affect social change.
SONIC ARTS FOR ALL
Sonic Arts for All! (SAFA!) is a new non-profit organization that promotes the hands-on, creative use of music technology in both academic, after-school, community centre, and other non-traditional settings. We work primarily with elementary, middle, and high school students in NYC, but others are welcome too. SAFA! is the first of its kind: a mobile educational recording studio and music technology workspace. By outfitting a mobile van with state of the art equipment and teaching artists able to facilitate after school classes and workshops in all five boroughs, our goal is to reach all of New York City’s kids and other creative artists, regardless of neighbourhood or economic background.