Tribute Celebrates Fatherhood
"Proceeds Benefit Prostate Cancer"
is a fountain of youth for those who drink.”
– Ron Wilkinson, Scratch Productions
Louis, June 7, 2005 - Anheuser-Busch and Scratch
Productions present “Songs for My Father’s
Day” on Sunday, June 19th at SEVEN located on
3221 Olive Boulevard (east of Grand). The concert event
takes place from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and features
the first ever assembly of the finest male jazz musicians
from the St. Louis area on Father’s Day. A concert
celebration of the cherished lifetime role, Fatherhood,
the event will donate a portion of its proceeds to the
100 Black Men Prostate Cancer Survivors and Awareness
Walk on August 20, 2005.
“We will highlight and recognize Dad’s.
Many Mother’s were Father’s, too. We will
get folks to step up to the plate,” said Ron Wilkinson.
Businessman and owner of Scratch Productions, Wilkinson
acknowledges the generous gents firsthand on his album:
Welcome Into Me. Horace Silver’s Song for My Father
is the only non-original tune on the 12 track project
he characterizes as ‘Bluejaroc;’ essentially
R&B or a combination of blues, jazz and rock. It
is also one of the first songs Wilkinson ever attempted
to perform. Regretfully, yet appropriately, Wilkinson
also sang the same song at his Father’s funeral.
If ever there was an event and time to honor and respect
today’s Fathers, it is “Song for My Father’s
Considering the value of jazz often requires more of
an accrued longevity catalogue than its immediate hit
counterparts in the Top 40 market, could or should we
expect long-lasting effects from this listening serum?
According to Ron Wilkinson, “Music is a fountain
of youth for those who drink.” Nothing could be
closer to the truth given Horace Silver’s musical
contributions, and the life we have come to expect from
local jazz legends that will be featured during this
Sharing the Father’s Day concert program at SEVEN,
will be Curt Landes/Ron Wilkinson at 3:30 p.m. Willie
Akins takes the stage at 4:30 p.m. And at 5:30 p.m.
the terrific Trio Trés Bien with Gene Lynn begins
their set, followed by the Bosman Twins performance
at 6:30 p.m. Ross Gentile from WSIE’s 88.7 FM
jazz station will emcee the “Songs for My Father’s
Day” on Sunday, June 19th, which includes served
hors d’oeuvres and drinks for purchase between
3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artists will have CD’s
on hand for guests who can’t get enough of this
listening serum. To purchase $25 advance tickets, visit
Downtown Music, Vintage Vinyl, www.scratchproductions.cc or call (314) 535-3134 for additional venues. Tickets
will be available at the door for $30 per person. For
more information about the “Songs for My Father’s
Day” Concert, call Scratch Productions at (314)
535-3134 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.