Jazz At The Ballroom Presents "My Ordinary Family" **MOVED TO PIEDMONT** - The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
Jazz At The Ballroom Presents

Jazz At The Ballroom Presents "My Ordinary Family" **MOVED TO PIEDMONT**

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Doors: 7:00pm • Show: 8:00pm

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This event has been moved to Piedmont Piano Company (1728 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94612)
A benefit concert to help the other ordinary families in Ukraine

Non-profit Jazz at the Ballroom (JATB) presents a concert to benefit humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. "My Ordinary Family" sets to music the true story of August Paszkudzki, an ardent American jazz lover, and his bravery in World War II Lviv. The concert is performed by August’s grandson, well known jazz pianist Konrad Paszkudzki and vocalists Olivia Chindamo and jazz legend Carmen Bradford. The band shares a collection of songs of the 1930s - 1940s. 100% of the proceeds from this concert will go to the IRC in Ukraine.


Get Tickets: https://www.piedmontpiano.com/calendar/2022/3/31/benefit-for-ukraine

My Ordinary Family sets to music the true story of August Paszkudzki, an ardent American jazz lover who grew up in Lwów (now Lviv) in the 1930s. August’s family risked their own lives to hide eight Jews from the Nazis during World War Two. One of the protected Jews, Renata Stam, ultimately became August’s wife. After his death in 1987, August was awarded Israel’s prestigious "Righteous Among the Nations” medal.

“Knowing that Lviv is under siege once again,” says JATB Executive Director, Suzanne Waldowski, “we wanted to do something meaningful and unique to the beautiful city that could also raise money for the humanitarian crisis currently unfolding there.”

The concert is performed by August’s grandson, well-known jazz pianist Konrad Paszkudzki, with his trio and jazz legend vocalist, Carmen Bradford. The band shares a collection of songs of the 1930s – 1940s. These songs topped the charts and played on radios throughout Central Europe until Nazis outlawed the music.