April 20, 2013 | 7PM
Keller Auditorium | Portland, OR
Forward Edge International presents Concert for Sandy Relief, a show benefiting the victims of Superstorm Sandy. Two hometown heroes and an iconic voice will be taking the stage to put on a show sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Aaron Neville is a four-time Grammy awarding winning vocalist who's been serenading us for decades with his angelic falsetto and passion for soul and R&B. A music legend, Neville is best known for hits such as "Tell It Like It Is" and "Don't Know Much," which were both #1 Grammy Award winning hits. Aaron recently released "My True Story," where he revisits the musical styling popular during his childhood. The album was produced by Keith Richards and Blue Note President Don Was. Was has been quoted as saying that Aaron is "one of the most expressive and soulful artists of all time. It's such a thrill to hear him sing. His vocals have a way of reaching into your heart and stirring something really deep inside."
Curtis Salgado is an award-winning vocalist and songwriter who sings and plays with a hard-earned soulful honesty. Salgado fronted his own group, The Nighthawks, who inspired John Belushi to create The Blues Brothers. Curtis was co-star of The Robert Cray Band, and sang and toured with Roomful of Blues. Salgado was the winner of the 2010 Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Artist of The Year.
Michael Allen Harrison delivers music to the heart. His classical, contemporary style carves a distinct niche of timeless music that has connected with many during his two-andľa-half decade career. A must see for piano enthusiasts, Michael's career has taken him all around the world performing at various black-tie functions, most notably for President Clinton and the Dalai Lama.
Over 525,000 Americans registered with FEMA following Storm Sandy. More than 46,000 families are still homeless and over 80,000 businesses remain unopened. Forward Edge has built partnerships with local churches on Long Island who are working diligently to serve those hit hardest around them.
Ticket sales and funds raised at this event will go towards the mobilization of teams to help rebuild, as well as provide Sandy victims with the materials they need to do so.