Jazz for Peace is an American non-profit professional jazz organization with the goal of promoting unity and peace across cultures through the performance of music. They also seek to increase arts and music education in schools. Its motto is "Uniting People Through the Artform of Jazz". The organization was founded by jazz pianist and vocalist Rick DellaRatta. - from Wikipedia
Dreamland Ballroom experienced one of the more than 500 magical concerts that Jazz for Peace has performed since October 2001 shortly after Rick DellaRatta wrote "Jazz for Peace" a poem as an outlet for his emotions shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. A small ballroom in Little Rock, Arkansas is a far cry from performing for the United Nations but we were sure glad to have them here!
Below are just a few pictures from the event, see more in our Facebook Album!