US Presidential Candidates Barack Obama, John McCain, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg support Rick DellaRatta and Jazz for Peace!



“By bringing Israeli, Palestinian and American Jazz musicians together Rick DellaRatta and Jazz for Peace have used the transcendent quality of music to promote a message of peace and unity. Now, over 500 concerts later, Jazz for Peace continues its mission of challenging humanity to realize that the forces that unite us are far stronger than the forces that divide us.”

“I want to congratulate Rick and Jazz for Peace on everything they have accomplished to this point, and all the good they are sure to bring about as they continue this concert series….”

                                                                                                 ~ United States President Barack Obama


" Five years ago, Jazz for Peace featuring Rick DellaRatta held their landmark concert at the United Nations which brought together Israeli,  Palestinian and American Jazz musicians.  Nearly 500 benefit concerts later, Jazz for peace remains strong.... "

                                                                                                ~ Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

" I would like to commend the staff and volunteers for all their hard work and devotion on

behalf of such an outstanding cause.........."

                                                                                                ~ Senator John McCain

" On behalf of the residents of New York City, I commend Rick DellaRatta and Jazz for Peace….............."

                                                                                                ~ Michael Bloomberg, Mayor NYC


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