Jazz Forum Arts with Steinway & Sons Introduces a Novel “88 Keys Campaign” to Purchase a Steinway B Classic Grand
by Morey Storck –
Mark Morganelli and his wife Ellen Prior opened The Jazz Forum club in Tarrytown, on June 9, 2017 with two-time Grammy winner Roy Hargrove. This 90-seat, weekend-only, live music venue is the only dedicated jazz club located in Westchester County. An additional short list of prominent artists who have performed at the club since the opening include: Ann Hampton Callaway, Freddy Cole, Paquito D’Rivera, Bill Charlap, Randy Brecker, John Pizzarelli, Brubeck Brothers, T.S.Monk and Catherine Russell.
In an effort to keep drawing such top-quality jazz talent, the club has obtained a seven-foot classic grand piano built by Steinway & Sons, one of the finest jazz pianos available. To pay for it, Morganelli has availed himself of Steinway’s “88 Keys Campaign,” a novel device designed to convert the loan to a purchase, one key at a time. Members and other jazz lovers can “buy” one of the piano’s 88 keys for $1,000. Since Jazz Forum Arts is a not-for-profit 501(c)3, the investment is tax deductible.
The Jazz Forum is located at One Dixon Lane in Tarrytown. For more information about this novel effort, visit: www.jazzforumarts.steinwayfund.com or call 914-631-1000.