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VCU’s jazz orchestra will play at the 10th annual Jazz4Justice concert to raise money for pro bono legal services in the Richmond area and jazz scholarships for VCU students. (VCUarts)

VCU presents 10th annual Jazz4Justice concert on March 14

Grammy-nominated artist René Marie will perform with VCU Jazz groups to support local free legal services for those in need and music scholarships for VCU students.

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Renowned jazz vocalist René Marie will join Virginia Commonwealth University’s top student jazz combo and jazz orchestra next month for the 10th annual Jazz4Justice concert, which raises money for pro bono legal services in the Richmond area and jazz scholarships for VCU students.

Sponsored by the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation and the VCUarts Department of Music, Jazz4Justice will be presented Thursday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. in VCU’s W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave., preceded by a catered reception at 6:30 p.m. 

Marie, a two-time Grammy-nominated vocalist, songwriter and activist, will perform big band swing classics and premiere several new arrangements of her songs by VCU Jazz faculty Taylor Barnett, Antonio García, Trey Pollard and Doug Richards.

Jazz4Justice began in 2001 through a partnership with the Fairfax Law Foundation and George Mason University’s Jazz Ensemble. Since then, more than 70 Jazz4Justice concerts and festivals have raised more than $700,000 for pro bono legal services, jazz programs and music scholarships across Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Advance general admission tickets are $35 plus fees for the public and $20 plus fees for VCU students with ID and are available on Eventbrite. Tickets on the day of the event are $40 plus fees.

Sponsorship opportunities are available through March 11. For more information or to make a charitable contribution, email admin@grbf.org.