“Music education is near and dear to my heart. It was a core part of my childhood, and now obviously my career path. I can’t imagine my life without it. We are so excited to be a part of providing that kind of access to children."
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 01, 2012
Jaclyn Dima and the Shakey Tables will be performing at a charity concert presented by GIFT Productions, a new non-profit concert organization and promotion company that raises money for underserved children's arts and music programs. The launch event will take place on October 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm at Highland Place Bar and Grill in Maplewood, NJ. This event will also feature performances by Liat and 8-Bit. 100% of ticket sales will go to benefit the South Mountain YMCA after school arts and music programs. This event is sponsored by umojawa (http://www.umojawa.com), an online community encouraging social change.Tickets available at http://giftprodslaunch.eventbrite.com. To view a sampling of Dima's music, check out her YouTube video.
“Music education is near and dear to my heart. It was a core part of my childhood, and now obviously my career path,” said Jaclyn Dima. “I can’t imagine my life without it. We are so excited to be a part of providing that kind of access to children who would not otherwise be exposed to music.”
For Dima, working with GIFT Productions on this fundraiser just makes good sense. “It’s a great fit for us. Besides providing necessary music education, GIFT understands the plight of musicians and other artists trying to make an impact in the industry,” Dima said. “They recognize how difficult it is, even with a music education, so they’re trying to bridge that gap by bringing artists and the industry together.”
"This is a win for everyone in the community: underserved children receive funding for important arts and music educational programs, artists have a chance to showcase their work, and the community gets a chance to foster a thriving arts and music scene," said Michael Friedman, PhD, president and founder of GIFT Productions.
About Jaclyn Dima and the Shakey Tables
Singer/songwriter Jaclyn Dima fuses blues, folk, and rock pop to create a soulfully unique style of her own. In 2009, Jaclyn released her debut album, The Fall of Finding You, with her producer and friend, Hank Woods. Her most recent music publishing success was placement of her song Beautiful on Lifetime Movie Network’s Dance Moms show. This past year, a solo project has evolved into a collaborative experience: Shakey Tables. Their new songs, I Like Your Shoes, Mr. Vampire, and Lullaby, are creating a buzz in the live New York City indie music scene. With steady gigs throughout New York City at venues such as the West Village’s famed Bitter End, Arlene’s Grocery, Rockwood Music Hall, and the brand new National Underground, Jaclyn Dima and the Shakey Tables deliver on its primary goal: to provide a good time to all who listen.
A native of Cincinnati, Jaclyn grew up in a musical family, resulting in early exposure to the fundamentals of jazz, piano, and music theory. Jaclyn studied at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington.
About GIFT Productions GIFT Productions (Get Innovative for Tomorrow) is a non-profit concert organization and promotion company that sponsors music events to fund arts and music programs for underserved children. Based in Maplewood, NJ, GIFT Productions has three related goals: 1) raise money for children’s arts and music programs; 2) help develop and support local musicians and arts-related small businesses; and 3) promote the music scene in greater Essex County and NY/NJ area. GIFT Productions partners with organizations that provide services to underserved children, and organizes the concerts so that these organizations can hire local artists and musicians to teach art and music to children. 100% of ticket sales will be used to provide scholarships for underserved children to participate in arts and music programs. For more information or to get involved, please visit http://www.giftproductions.com.