Two items of note.
1) There is a huge benefit concert for Haiti featuring many incredible Jewish music artists. The event will be taking place this Thursday eve, 1/28 at 7PM at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 West 68th Street in NYC.
"Scheduled artists for the three-hour concert 7 pm on Jan. 28th are top Jewish performers with styles ranging from Klezmer to Jewish hip hop including: Aaron Alexander, Adrienne Cooper, Alicia Svigals, Amy Coleman, Art Bailey, Avi Fox-Rosen, Basya Schaechter, Benji Fox Rosen, Cantor Dan Singer, Dan Rosengard, Eve Sicular, Frank London & The Klezmer Brass All-Stars, Gary Lucas, Greg Wall, Isle of Klezbos (Pam Fleming, Debra Kreisberg, Eve Sicular, Melissa Fogarty, Shoko Nagai, Saskia Lane), Jennifer Miller, Jeremiah Lockwood with Sway Machinery, Judith Sloan, Matt Darriau, Neshama Carlebach & The Green Pastures Baptist Church Choir, Pey Dalid, Noah Solomon, Richie Barshay, SIX13, Soulfarm, Veretski Pass (Joshua Horowitz and Cookie Siegelstein), Yiddish Princess (Sarah Gordon, Avi Fox Rosen, Yoshi Fruchter), Zalmen Mlotek, and others."
All the info is here.
2) Shim Craimer has released a song for Haiti. You can listen and donate directly to several respected relief orgs at his website.
Starting today, and continuing for two weeks, CDBaby will donate $1 of each CD purchased to the American Red Cross and to Mercy Corps, a Portland-based relief organization with a large presence in Haiti. The donation will come from CD Baby's cut of the proceeds. So, now is a good time to support your favorite independent Jewish artist on CD Baby and do a good deed at the same time.
Here's one suggestion: Music From Putti: "When I Wake Up". This disc (which I will be reviewing in my next roundup) features the music of the Jewish community of Putti, Uganda. Recorded as a fundraiser, 100% of the proceeds from this project go directly to the Putti community. You can support two charities with one purchase.