September 3rd, 2007 from 8:30 to 12:30 PM., valley musicians will respond
to benefit Jerome, and will offer their services in a large jam session
at The Rhythm Room, located at 1019 E Indian School road in Phoenix. This
is your chance to come meet and greet Jerome, who has played with many
greats including, Junior Walker and The All Stars, Ike and Tina Turner,
Wilson Pickett, and many other performers here in the valley and around
Scheduled to perform on this
night of tribute to a great drummer are, long time valley blues giants;
The Rocket 88s, The Jimi McElroy band (fresh from their appearance at
the Monterey Blues Festival), Vocal Legend Stan Devereaux, Valley jazz
guitar great, Stan Sorenson, Ricky and Anita Benevidez, and jazz vocalist
Ginny Alvey to name just a few. Many other outstanding keyboard artists,
drummers and bassists will round out this 4 hour extravaganza!
This special night benefits Jerome, who, while returning home from a recording session in Phoenix, on July 29th 2007, had the unfortunate experience of being the victim of a drive-by shooting. He was shot in the upper left part of his arm, splitting the humurus bone length wise over approximately five inches of his upper arm. His producer and friend G-man decided it would be a good idea to stage a benefit to help him in his time of need, as he is unable to work for an undetermined amount of time. With the generous help of Bill Tarsha and The Rocket 88's" and local KJZZ personality, Bob Coretore of The Rhythm Room, this idea is becoming a reality.
If playing "Behind The Stars" is interesting to you, this is also your chance to purchase an autographed copy of "Behind The Stars", the first of 2 books penned by Jerome, and printed here in the Valley by V&S Printing, Victor Farhouch and Veronica Acosta, proprietors.We hope to see many of you at The Rhythm Room on Labor Day to help Jerome in his hour of need and to thank The Higher Power that the bullet only found his arm and not his heart!