On Saturday, March 28th, a unique collection of musicians will gather in Ewing for a once-in-a-lifetime All-Star Tribute to Marvin Gaye as part of the ongoing non-profit epilepsy awareness series, “Candlelight Concerts for Epilepsy Awareness.”
One of the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a truly legendary singer-songwriter, Marvin Gaye has left a mark on the lives of so many with his music. Doug Wimbish of Living Colour will be serving as musical director and has assembled an all-star house band featuring Paul Pesco, of Hall & Oates and Madonna acclaim. The house band also features Calvin Weston on drums, David Dzubinski on piano and Allison Polans and Imani Roach providing background vocals.
This band will be joined by an array of brilliantly talented and unique singers performing all of Marvin Gaye’s greatest hits including Let’s Get It On, Mercy Mercy Me, Trouble Man, I Heard It Through The Grapevine and so many more.
The vocalists confirmed thus far this event include Dawn Robinson formerly of En Vogue, Corey Glover of Living Colour, and Danielia Cotton. Others will be added. This evening will celebrate Marvin Gaye’s work, his music and help to raise awareness for something that affects as many as 1 in 26 people, epilepsy.
Did you know that 1 in 10 people will have a seizure and 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime?
Did you know that 50,000 people die each year from epilepsy – prolonged seizures, sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), and epilepsy related causes (i.e. accidental drowning)?
Most do not, which is largely the purpose behind “Candlelight Concerts for Epilepsy Awareness.” This ongoing nonprofit concert series is designed to raise awareness and spread these facts about epilepsy.
The series is held in an intimate, 300 seat church setting – Trinity UMC at 1985 Pennington Road in Ewing, NJ. Directly across from The College of New Jersey.
Seating is general admission. Doors are at 7pm with the lobby opening at 6pm. Tickets are available at www.CandlelightConcert.org for only $40 in advance and $45 at the door.
The Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey will also be on hand to present some information about epilepsy, to accept donations, provide materials and answer questions should attendees be interested.