From an email:
John Eaton, a local jazz pianist and D.C. native who has performed for packed houses at the White House, the Kool Jazz Festival, and the Smithsonian Institution, is joining forces with John Eaton Elementary School to raise funds for arts and music programs at the 100-year-old public institution in D.C.’s Cleveland Park. The pianist will perform at the school’s Barbara Munday Theater on Saturday January 7 at 7:00 pm.
Mr. Eaton, who Washingtonian Magazine included on its 2008 list of “best-loved veterans of the Washington music scene” has no relation to the 100-year-old school’s namesake—a Civil War-era general who was renowned for his work in education—but offered to do a benefit concert after learning about the school and its work in bringing the arts to D.C. public school students.
“We are delighted and honored that Mr. Eaton has generously offered his talents to help our school raise the much-needed funds that introduce our children to music, dance, and visual arts,” said Dale Mann, principal of John Eaton Elementary.
The concert is open to the entire D.C. community. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased on the school’s website.
This performance will directly support the music and visual arts programs at John Eaton Elementary School. Refreshments will be served.
All are welcome!