Celebrating 10 years of the Maryanne Russo Jazz Memorial
Scholarship, the concert will feature many of the area’s
best-known jazz and blues musicians. The concert will feature
alumni and current students from Toledo School for the Arts,
some of whom have received regional and national recognition.
“I cannot believe it’s been 10 years since the initiation of
Songs for Our Sister series and Mary Ann Russo
Scholarship ....my mother would be so pleased to see how
many students we have helped financially through the Mary Ann
Russo jazz scholarship fund and our family is committed to its
continued mission,” said Mary Ann Russo’s daughter, Lisa
Songs for Our Sister supports the Mary Ann Russo Jazz
Scholarship for Toledo School for the Arts students who wish to
participate in private vocal jazz lessons taught by Dr. Lee
Ellen Martin (UT & BGSU Vocal Jazz Instructor) as well as
tuition to the New York Voices Vocal Jazz Camp. The scholarship
also provides a college scholarship for a TSA Senior.
The concert takes place Sunday, January 13, at 3pm in The
Flying Pig Café, located in the Toledo School for the Arts,
333 14th Street. Complimentary snacks and beverages
will be offered, as well as a silent auction.
Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the door prior to the
performance, by calling 419-246-8732 x226, or online by visiting