When: Sat., Aug. 22, 8 p.m. 2009
Janie Harris, the widow of renowned jazz pianist Gene Harris, is facing hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt after battling cancer. The benefit concert is being organized by pianist Paul Tillotson, who headlines the concert with his trio, including Jim Kassis on drums and Rod Wray on bass. Other musicians on the bill include Cherie Buckner, Billy Mitchell, Harris Lawless, Phil Batt, John Jones, The New Trio and Frim Fram Fellas, among others. A cash-donation auction will be held midway through the concert led by auctioneer Larry Flynn. All proceeds from the auction and concert ticket sales will go to Harris. In addition, donations can be made directly to her and sent to Janie Harris, 5699 Fortress Ct., Boise, ID 83703.