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Jam Benefit for Michelle Pagano

Longtime valley musician, Tracy Mortimer, was on the Loop 202 freeway on October 28th driving home from a gig when an impaired, wrong-way driver came careening down the freeway and nearly hit him. Luckily, it was only a near miss.
Tragically, that driver hit and killed a woman named Michelle Pagano a few minutes later. Michelle was the daughter of Tom Kenney, the Director of Tennis at Gene Autry Tennis Center in Mesa, AZ.  With that near miss, Tracy has decided to pull the Valley’s music scene together for a live “jam” fundraiser to raise money for Michelle’s four year old daughter, Tea. The money raised will go towards her future education. The Jam will be an unbelievable night of music, ranging from rock, blues and soul to pop and country, played by a number of high-caliber musicians from around the Valley. It is not everyday that a group of such great musicians get together to jam – this is not an event you will want to miss!
The Jam will be held on Sunday, November 21st at the Rhythm Room, located at 1019 E. Indian School in Phoenix, Arizona. Doors will open at 4pm and there will be a $7 cover cost for entry. Donations for Tea are highly encouraged.
If you are unable to attend the Jam but would still like to contribute, please donate to Tea Pagano’s account at Arizona Federal Credit Union, account #805241, or donate to one of Michelle’s favorite charities, like the Arizona Humane Society or the Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue.