The annual Jazz for Justice concert is becoming a local institution; this year’s edition, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2, will be the fourth concert in the ongoing series, which raises money for music and arts programs in Uganda. This year, Jazz for Justice will feature drummers Jeff Sipe, known for his work with Leftover Salmon and Col. Bruce Hampton’s Aquarium Rescue Unit, and Asheville’s Jonathan Scales, leader of the Caribbean-influenced Jonathan Scales Fourchestra (maybe they should call it Jam Bands for Justice?); local R&B artists Kelle Jolly, Will Boyd, and Emily Mathis; singer/songwriter Guy Farmer; the University of Tennessee Jazz Student Combo; the Bridge African Choir and Dance Ensemble; the Ice Cold Experience; Thad Brown’s Jazz Unit; and Paperrockscissorkick.
Jazz for Justice was founded in 2006 by Rosalind Hackett, a religious studies professor at UT, after she visited Uganda in 2004, near the end of the country’s 20-year civil war.
The concert will be held at the Catalyst and will start at 6 p.m. Admission is $15, 10 for students.