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Just Jazz To Be Held at the August Wilson Center

Familylinks, with Honorary Chair Chuck Sanders, will host the inaugural Just Jazz concert presented by BNY Mellon Jazz on March 6, 2013 at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture. The event, which includes a cocktail reception, VIP meet & greet, and jazz performances, will raise funds to support Familylinks’ vital programs and services.

Renowned vocalist Lisa Yvonne Ferraro, a native Pittsburgher, with Mike Tomaro and the Three Rivers Jazz Orchestra, will bring back the swing of the Big Band era. Opening for Lisa will be local star, Benny Benack, II. The emcee for the night is Tony Mowod.

VIP tickets are $150 while general admission tickets are $75. The cocktail reception begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the opening act at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting

‘Just Jazz’ will be catered by Savoy Restaurant and Lounge. Guests will enjoy an assortment of hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

“We are excited to invite the community to attend the very first of many ‘Just Jazz’ concert fundraisers to come,” said Familylinks CEO Frederick A. Massey, Jr. “This is a great opportunity for us to let more people know about our mission in our efforts to help more members of the community in need.”

Familylinks provides vital support services to the most vulnerable members of our community.  During program year 2011-12, the agency helped more than 7,000 individuals directly through the following service areas:  Behavioral Health Services; Education and Community Services; and Youth and Family Services.  In addition, Familylinks reached approximately 10,000 residents of Allegheny County through school/community education programs.

Many clients live in lower socioeconomic areas of southwestern Pennsylvania, and struggle with a myriad of physical and mental disabilities, are unemployed, have no or limited health insurance and have nowhere else to turn. 

Familylinks is a nonprofit human services organization dedicated to providing integrated, family-centered services focused on behavioral, social and developmental health issues.  For information regarding services please call 412-661-1800 or log onto

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