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SecondAnnual SAPPA Fundraiser (Scholarship Audition Performance Preparatory Academy)
Sep.16.2009 06.00PM - 08.00PM


Celebration 2009 is the culmination of this year’s program, guided by the singular vision of musician, educator and founder of SAPPA (Scholarship Audition Performance Academy) Billy Mitchell, and will be the second major fundraiser to date. It aims not only to raise public awareness, but also to strengthen community involvement.

In recognition of those who are using music and the arts to move our communities forward, the SAPPA 2009 Educator of the Year Award recipient will be Jazz legend and educator, Kenny Burrell.

The evening will include special guest performances by Jazz and Blue great Barbara Morrison, and an array of topnotch musicians, all coming together in support of the SAPPA mission.

Celebrity Host:Pat Prescott (94.7 The Wave)

The event will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM at The California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037

ABOUT SAPPA: In 2002, world-renowned musician Billy Mitchell founded the Scholarship Audition Performance Preparatory Academy (SAPPA) that provides music workshops for youngsters in underserved areas. These programs, supported by funding from organizations such as the Herb Alpert Foundation, Boeing Community Fund, Ella Fitzgerald Foundation, Nordstrom Foundation and the Levitt Foundation, give hundreds of youngsters the opportunity to learn basic music concepts and skills, and prepare motivated youngsters for scholarships and competitions, www.sappa.net. SAPPA is a member of the Pasadena Arts Council (A nonprofi t charity exempt from federal income tax under 501(C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code)

Billy Mitchell
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