Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

Save the Date - Debra's Journey for Life Foundation Holiday Gala

Debra’s Journey for Life Foundation Holiday Gala

Friday, December 4th 6pm to 10 pm

Heaven Event Center – Orlando

8240 Exchange Drive

Orlando, FL 32809

Celebrity Host and Emcee WESH 2 Anchorman Jim Payne

Special Guest Appearances by Jeffrey Osborne & Friends

(Please see Jeffrey Osborne's Bio below)

Tickets $150 per person

(Click on the Donation tab to purchase tickets)

Includes: Cocktail Hour, Dinner, Dancing, Entertainment, Live & Silent Auctions

Cocktail hour from 6 PM to 7 PM

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, you may contact us via www.debrasjourneyforlife.org, 407-704-2572 or info.debrasjourney@gmail.com

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The youngest of 12, Jeffrey Osborne spent his childhood patiently waiting for a turn to play his favorite records on the family turntable. Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard and Clifford Brown poured from the speakers when it was his father’s turn. “So despite my love for Motown and doo wop,” laughs Osborne, “I really grew up listening to jazz and standards.” Though Osborne knew most of the songs like treasured old friends, he wanted to explore interpretations of them in ways he hadn’t before. To help guide him through the new journey, Osborne turned to legendary jazz and R&B producer George Duke. The album was recorded live, much like the songs originally were. “I sang right while they were playing and that’s not done anymore,” reflects Osborne. Osborne pays homage to his R&B past with his take on “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight.” But the album’s creative beauty is most evident when it comes to the standards.

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