ASPS Inaugural Benefit Concert


ASPS Inaugural Benefit Concert

Contact: Ronald Kaplan
Executive Director
American Songbook Preservation Society
…Singing the Great American Songbook
(831) 687-0278
9051-A Soquel Drive Aptos, Ca 95003

The American Songbook Preservation Society will hold it’s inaugural benefit concert at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday August 4th, 2005 at the world famous Kuumbwa Jazz Center 320 Cedar Street Santa Cruz, California 95060 (831) 427-2227.

The concert will feature San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay Singers Paula West and Ron Kaplan . The theme is an evening with the Great American Songbook showcasing the music of the composers and lyricists Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and Harold Arlen.

The concert benefits the American Songbook Preservation Society, a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 Foundation dedicated to continuing the legacy of this uniquely American body of work primarily consisting of the Broadway Revues and Musicals of Broadway and Hollywood. The Mission of the Foundation is: “To preserve our cultural treasure known as the Great American Songbook by presenting this music to the public at home and abroad as Ambassadors of Song”.

The goal of the Foundation is to continue the legacy of this music for future generations and enjoys a personal pledge of support from Wynton Marsalis, Musical Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Our financial goal is 25 million dollars, which will endow the Foundation in perpetuity. Donate online and help to build a Foundation to stand the test of time

$25 reservations include dinner as part of the “cookin’ at the Kuumbwa” Jazz series. Kuumbwa Jazz Center 320 Cedar Street Santa Cruz. Call (831) 427-2227.

Advance concert tickets are $14 or $16 at the door. Tickets are also available at Logos Books and Records 1117 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz (831) 427-5100 or

For additional information contact American Songbook Preservation Society (831) 687-0278

For More Information Contact:

American Songbook Preservation Society
9051- A Soquel Drive Aptos, California 95003
Tel: 831.687.0278
FAX: 831.685.2609