Total Financial Concepts. Inc CEO Robert Tuzzo to Serve on Jazz Arts Project Board

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The Jazz Arts Project has identified Robert Tuzzo, CEO and owner of Total Financial Concepts, Inc., as its newest board member.

I hope to bring new and fresh ideas to the organization that will help us continue to nurture the rising talent of young students interested in jazz.

Total Financial Concepts Inc. founder and CEO Robert J. Tuzzo has been tapped to serve on the board of directors of the Jazz Arts Project of Red Bank N.J., where he will help the non-profit organization further extend its mission to, "preserve, promote and perpetuate the American musical art form known as jazz."

Bob Tuzzo is the owner and CEO of a financial services company but he is also a lifelong musician and avid supporter of the musical arts in New Jersey. As a close friend of the Jazz Arts Project for many years, Tuzzo recently performed with the group during its 6th Annual Frank Sinatra Birthday Bash held in December.

Tuzzo said he was looking forward to helping the Jazz Arts Project bolster its financial standing and expanding its reach into communities in an effort to offer musical educational programs to youth.

“I’m excited to be part of the Jazz Arts Project's board of directors,” Tuzzo said. "This new post will allow me to utilize my experience in the financial services industry to help grow the financial health of the organization, which will ultimately perpetuate and reignite interest in this wonderful art form."

The Jazz Arts Project is instrumental in introducing jazz music to young students, Tuzzo said, adding that the group offers educational workshops and special programs designed especially for young students, many of whom have never seen or held a musical instrument.

“Jazz Arts Projects camps teach youngsters about music and get them interested in jazz in the hope that their appreciation for music will feed an ongoing effort to preserve and grow this great American art form and captivate their interest for years to come.”

Tuzzo began performing professionally at the ripe old age of ten, an early start that would eventually lead the singer and drummer to play in some of the hottest nightclubs in New Jersey. From 1972 through 1985 Bob was a member of the popular trio known as FDR Drive and shared the same bill in variety shows and concerts with legendary bands such as The Platters, Danny and the Juniors, Len Barry, The Earls, The Belmonts, Gary U.S. Bonds, The Dovells and the Shirelles.

In 1985, Bob left FDR Drive to focus on his career in the financial services industry. His company, Total Financial Concepts, Inc., is an integrated financial services and retirement planning firm, however music was and still is a big part of his life. “I’ve worked closely over the years with the board of the Jazz Arts Project,” Tuzzo said, adding that the invitation to join the board was one he “enthusiastically accepted.”

Bob Tuzzo's experience and expertise will certainly help grow the financial arm and sponsorships of the Jazz Arts Project, he said, yet his role will certainly stretch beyond the creation of spreadsheets, ledgers and fundraisers.

"I hope to bring new and fresh ideas to the organization that will help us continue to nurture the rising talent of young students interested in jazz," said Tuzzo.

About Jazz Arts Project: Jazz Arts Project is a 501(c) 3 non-profit professional presenting organization whose stated mission is, "to preserve, promote and perpetuate the American musical art form known as jazz." As part of their on-going mission they produce numerous events each year ranging from intimate jazz cafe nights such as the Summer Jazz Cafe at Two River theater to large scale events at festivals and concert halls such as the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, N.J. The Jazz Arts Project also provides numerous educational workshops and special programs for youth such as the Jazz Arts Academy, a year-round comprehensive training program providing real world experience to aspiring teen jazz musicians.

About Total Financial Concepts: Total Financial Concepts is a comprehensive financial services company dedicated to providing exceptional integrated financial services. Understanding clients' goals and objectives and helping them meet their unique needs is the number one priority at Total Financial Concepts. They have over 40 years experience in the financial services industry, making them uniquely positioned to help their clients achieve their economic and personal goals. The staff at Total Financial Concepts, including its vice president, Todd J. Jakubik, CFP® has been selected for their expertise in the financial services most relevant to the needs of their clients such as asset management, wealth accumulation, retirement planning, estate planning, business planning, life insurance, health insurance, long term care insurance and disability income and overhead expense insurance.

For more information about Total Financial Concepts visit their website or call 732-225-7404.

Robert J. Tuzzo and Todd J. Jakubik are registered representatives of and Securities and Investment Advisory services exclusively offered through Hornor, Townsend & Kent, Inc., (HTK), Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC, Raritan Plaza I - Raritan Center, 110 Fieldcrest Ave, 3rd FL, Edison, NJ 08818. 732-225-0777. Total Financial Concepts, Inc. and other listed entities are unaffiliated with HTK.

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