Decon Blues Reunites For Ukrainian Benefit Show
A regionally popular band of veteran musicians are reuniting on Friday, July 22, in Bridgeport, West Virginia, with a dinner and performance in support of an international medical charity currently active in Ukraine.
Decon Blues, featuring saxophonist and native daughter, Karen Greene, will appear in the Benedum Civic Center, performing music by Steely Dan, David Sanborn and the Yellowjackets.
Proceeds from the event are going to Doctors Without Borders, the humanitarian medical service that treats injured civilians in war zones around the world. This will be the second in a series of Ukrainian war relief benefit events scheduled by the West Virginia Jazz Society (WVJS).
Doors open at 6pm with dining and music beginning at 6:30pm. Donors Gold Circle seating is $65 per person, with additional reserved seating priced at $35. Tickets may be purchased by calling or texting 304-517-9813 or email to WVJazzSocietyNOW@gmail.com.
Buffet dining by Chef Richard Carlone of Seattle, WA, is included in ticket price. Carlone has recently moved back to his family’s hometown of Fairmont, WV.
An accomplished saxophonist, recording engineer, and a Grammy winner based in Atlanta, Greene was born and raised in the Clarksburg area.
She and drummer, Bob Workman, formed Decon Blues in 2017 to play the Holiday Jazz Stroll in Clarksburg. The reaction was so positive, the band continued to play regularly until the COVID pandemic. The July 22 show will be their first public performance since the shutdown.