New York, NY (PRWEB) August 30, 2011
Pioneers For A Cure - Songs To Fight Cancer is pleased to announce the iTunes release of the classic 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot' by multi Grammy nominated jazz saxophonist Bill Evans. Evans has selected the Living Beyond Breast Cancer charity to benefit from proceeds of sales of the single, an advance release for the Pioneers For A Cure 'American Collection' in October 2011.
'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot' may be found on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pioneers-for-a-cure-swing/id458728012
Throughout his 20-year career as a solo artist, saxophonist Bill Evans has explored a variety of musical settings that go well beyond the confines of traditional jazz, including hip-hop, fusion, reggae, Brazilian and slamming funk. Evans steps into more adventurous territory on his most recent release, Soulgrass, blending jazz, funk and roots music into a seamless and wholly unique hybrid of quintessentially American styles.
"Pioneers For A Cure is an organization that allows musicians the chance to help, in a small way, the fight against breast cancer. I think everyone knows someone or has been personally affected by this terrible disease. I know first hand how it can affect a family as my mother is a 15 year survivor of breast cancer. If everyone puts in a little effort, it can do wonders in fighting this terrible disease that claims so many lives every year," said Evans.
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot is a gospel. The first recording was by the Fisk Jubilee Singers in 1909. In 2002, the Library of Congress honored the song as one of 50 recordings chosen that year to be added to the National Recording Registry. It was also included in the list of Songs of the Century, by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) is a national nonprofit organization with the mission of empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. As an education and support organization, the organization’s goal is to help all women affected by breast cancer take an active role in their ongoing recovery or management of the disease, regardless of educational background, social support or financial means. As of 2007, LBBC had received Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for sound fiscal management for three years in a row.
Pioneers For A Cure - Songs To Fight Cancer is the largest showcase of cancer charities on the web. Called '[A] stellar model of artist-driven grassroots philanthropy' by National Geographic, the non-profit project records public domain songs, reinterpreted and made available for donations of as little as $1.99. This treasure trove of over 100 songs has been recorded by dozens of artists from around the world including Suzanne Vega, Ben E. King, Tom Chapin, Tom Verlaine, Matt White and David Broza. Proceeds from song downloads are donated to artist-selected cancer charities such as the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children's Hospital, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and Susan G. Koman for the Cure.
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