Dr. Stanley Sagov Presents a Special Benefit for the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund
October 23, 2010
NELSON MANDELA CHILDREN’S FUND
COMES TO HARVARD SQUARE!
DR. STANLEY SAGOV & The Remembering the Future Jazz Band with
JOHN LOCKWOOD, BOB MOSES, STAN STRICKLAND & MIKE PEIPMAN
AND SPECIAL GUEST STORYTELLER VALERIE TUTSON
PRESENT A SPECIAL BENEFIT EVENING AT THE REGATTABAR
Saturday, October 23, 2010 / Shows at 7:30 PM and 10:00 PM
HELP US BUILD A HOSPITAL FOR THE CHILDREN IN SOUTH AFRICA!
Special South African Cocktail Party/Dinner/VIP seating for
Generous VIP Donors beginning at 5:00 PM
HENRIETTA’S TABLE TO CARRY STANLEY’S FINE SOUTH AFRICAN CURRIES,
CAPE MALAY PICKLED FISH, BREDIE AND MELKTERT WITH FRESH FRUITS
The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund is based in Johannesburg, South Africa with affiliates in Great Britain, Canada and the Netherlands. The affiliate in the USA was incorporated in 1995 and operations moved to Boston in 2006.
Dr. Stanley Sagov, a well-known family practice physician in the Greater Boston area, is committed to help alleviate the daunting challenges faced by too many children in South Africa. His passion is contagious.
“A society is properly judged by how it responds to the plight of its most vulnerable members I want to help the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund raise money to build a hospital for the children of South Africa. Children are the direct link to our future and are also the most vulnerable members of society. I am thrilled to invite the audience who come to share our music to join us in this wonderful opportunity to support a great cause and have serious musical fun in the same evening!” says Sagov.
Dr. Sagov, a South African native, has decided to produce a benefit event at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square [One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138], on behalf of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Talented pianist, composer, physician, Harvard faculty member Dr. Stanley Sagov and his band featuring John Lockwood on acoustic bass, Bob Rakalam Moses on drums, Stan Strickland on sax, flute and vocals and Mike Peipman on trumpet will make their fifth appearance in the hotel’s Regattabar for two shows at 7:30 and 10:00 PM. Special Guest, storyteller Valerie Tutson will also perform.
In addition to the performances in the Regattabar, a special South African Jazz Cocktail Party beginning at 5:00 PM featuring fine South African wines and hors d’oeuvres will be available to a limited number of VIP donors attending the early show.
Also, Dr. Sagov’s fabulous South African Jazz Dinner recipes including Cape Malay Pickled Fish, Stanley’s Bebop Tomato Bredie, Stanley’s South African Jazz Curry, Rice and Melktert with Fresh Fruits will be offered in Henrietta’s Kitchen by Chef Peter Davis.
Benefit Packages available will include:
THE EARLY SHOW: $200.00 [VIP cocktail party at 5 pm; South African Jazz Dinner in Henrietta’s Table at 6 PM and VIP seating at the 7:30 PM show in the Regattabar; cash bar in Henrietta’s and Regattabar]; $100.00 [South African Jazz Dinner in Henrietta’s Table at 6 PM and seating at the 7:30 PM show]; $40.00 show only.
THE LATE SHOW: $95.00 [South African Jazz Dinner in Henrietta’s Table at 6 PM and VIP seating at the 7:30 PM show in the Regattabar, cash bar in Henriettas and Regattabar] and $35.00 show only.
Tickets and packages can be purchased on line at www.regattabarjazz.com or by calling: 617-395-7757.
All proceeds from this event will go to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund a 501c3 organization. A portion of each ticket and/or package purchase is tax deductible.
About the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund:
Driven by his love for children and a desire to end their suffering, former South African President Nelson Mandela established the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF) in 1995.
In its years of operation, the NMCF has successfully raised considerable revenue and partnered with NGOs that initiated programs which empower and improve the well-being of children and youth as well as promote the rights of children through influencing public policy and social awareness.
The Fund has through its strategic planning emerged as a development as well as a philanthropic organization. From an advocacy perspective, the Fund is concerned with children’s rights as promised in the country’s constitution and has been acted upon through legislation and public policies.
About Dr. Stanley Sagov:
Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Dr. Stanley Sagov has always been crazy about jazz-based musics. Sagov, who also plays guitar, violin, oboe, bass and drums is known primarily as a keyboardist with extraordinary talents. A family practice physician by day with a full-time medical practice in Greater Boston, Massachusetts, his evenings and weekends are spent with his jazz, his family and his photography.
After graduating from medical school in South Africa, Dr. Sagov moved to New York City where he had the opportunity to perform with many of his musical heroes . . . among them Booker Ervin, Howard McGhee, Jimmy Garrison, Billy Hart, Elvin Jones, Roland Kirk, Ted Curson, Sheila Jordan, Bob Moses and many other wonderful musicians.
In 1970, he moved to Boston where he attended the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music; he graduated with a degree in jazz piano and oboe. His mentors while at NEC included Jaki Byard, George Russell, Thad Jones, John Lewis, Kenny Dorham, Bob Brookmeyer, Frank Foster, Gerry Mulligan, Cecil McBee, Buell Neidlinger, Tom McKinley and others. ??Dr. Sagov found that he hated touring, but loved the music, so in addition to his full time medical livelihood, he now produces his music at home and independently markets it on the internet.
The Remembering the Future Jazz Band has sold out the Regattabar for all of their performances over the last few years. “We look forward to another great musical evening with our enthusiastic fanbase,” states Dr. Sagov.
About Chef Peter Davis:
Ask Chef Peter Davis to describe his culinary philosophy, and he'll tell you "fresh and honest," or the long version: "fresh from the farm and honest-to-goodness New England cooking." Davis is an avid conservationist, with close ties to New England's fishing and farming communities. He is proud about the use of products grown using sustainable agriculture methods and native ingredients when creating dishes at Henrietta's Table, the restaurant he opened in The Charles Hotel in 1995. He staunchly refuses to use ingredients that have been genetically modified or engineered, and he has even gone as far as to create collectible trading cards featuring his local suppliers of fresh produce, fish, and game to be given to diners at the end of their meal.
Chef Peter Davis is a Boston native who honed his skills around the globe before returning to his hometown. After cooking in the kitchens of the Hyatt Singapore, the Bali Hyatt, the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong, and the Beverly Hills Peninsula, he was tapped to create a restaurant within the Charles that reflected the hotel’s hybrid culture of contemporary energy and classic New England style. Henrietta’s Table, named for the 1,000-pound pet pig kept in Martha’s Vineyard by Charles Hotel owner Dick Friedman, has earned raves in The New York Times, wherein Pooja Bhatia claimed it “has the richest brunch in town” and sang the praises of its “perfectly cooked steaks, fish and pork” and its “rustic, easygoing vibes.” Food & Wine called the dining experience “outstanding,” and in Travel + Leisure Frank Rose called the restaurant “wonderful.”
In addition to serving The Charles Hotel’s hungry guests and visitors, Henrietta’s Table has played host to, and provided food for, an annual concert to benefit the Farm School, a family run educational farm in Athol, Massachusetts. The Farm School provides multi-day residential school-year and summer programs for more than 1,500 young people and their teachers, a yearlong apprentice program to train adults in modern sustainable agriculture, and an on-site school. It doesn’t get any more fresh and honest than that!
In Fall 2008, Chef Davis released his first cookbook, Fresh & Honest: Food from the Farms of New England and the Kitchen of Henrietta’s Table (Three Bean Press, LLC, © November 2008). A true work of passion, the beautiful cookbook is a monument to Chef Davis’ love of delicious, fresh foods and the New England farmers and producers who supply them.