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Shelter from the Storm

News Release

Angelina Coe, Executive Director


The Gardens Concert Series featuring "Penny Unniversity"

by Tania Kidd, Staff Writer

Palm Desert, CA - More than 270 people enjoyed a beautiful evening at The Gardens on El Paseo as Penny Unniversity performed a variety of global fusion jazz selections.

The four-member group was the second band featured in the 2014 Saturday evening concert series. All proceeds on this particular evening benefited Shelter from the Storm.

Tickets were available for a $12 donation which included a variety of light refreshments provided by Pacifica Seafood and Sullivan's Steakhouse, and two glasses of wine sponsored by Anderholt Whittaker.

After introductions by K-Jazz radio personality Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald, (KJJZ 102.3) and a few words by Angelina Coe, Executive Director of SFTS, band members Micheal Anthony Gagliardi (guitar), Ted Alan Walker (bass), Jack LeCompte (drums), and Rene Almodovar (percussion) delighted enthusiastic concert-goers with their "global style" music.


According to SFTS Chief Financial Officer, Jeffrey Kramer, over $2500 was raised to support the shelter.

Penny Unniversity's website features their upcoming show schedule and samples of their music, plus information on their album, "Over a Glass of Wine," available now on I-tunes.

American Cab sponsored Shelter from the Storm for this event and we wish to thank them for their ongoing support. Other concert series sponsors are listed below.

Please click here to view a complete list of upcoming concerts in the series at The Gardens. The series runs through April 19, 2014 and benefits a different Coachella Valley charity each week.


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