A standing room only crowd of more than 150 was on hand Feb. 9 for the “Arts for Our Children, Inc.” benefit jazz concert at the Kingsbury Center in northwest D.C. With its great music and healing vibes the fundraiser will long be remembered as a special Black History month event. The concert opened with the Soul Beat Sounds of Master See and closed with the jazzy offerings of a quartet led by bassist and D.C. native Corcoran Holt, backed by two other members of Kenny Garrett’s world famous band and D.C.’s own Brian Settles on saxophone. Both groups had the packed room clapping, dancing and swinging to the music.

Arts for Our Children is deeply appreciative of the overwhelming community support that the concert received, as well as the talented musicians who uplifted our spirits with their soulful and moving sounds. Proceeds from the event will go towards the 2014 “iThings 2 Collard Greens” summer enrichment camp for girls.