Grace Kelly: “My parents, Bo Winiker, and myself were talking about Fred and The Boston Globe article that came out beginning of this year. At the same time, we noticed there were lots talk of boycotting Scullers from Boston jazz community and musicians circulating online. But we knew from talking to Fred that that’s not what he wished. He wanted his legacy of the club to continue, because he spent almost 30 years building Scullers to be one of the top jazz clubs in the country. Knowing that, we decided to do something in a positive way to honor Fred and what he has done for Boston music community. So I set the wheels in motion by reaching out to President Roger Brown at Berklee College of Music. And President Brown was very enthusiastic and supportive of our ideas.”
This concert will raise a major portion of the Fred Taylor Scholarship Fund and we are so grateful that Berklee College of Music and all artists performing are donating their time and amenities, so that 100% of money from the concert will go straight to the Scholarship.
The Berklee College of Music endowed funds are scholarship funds established by named donors to assist talented and financially needy students. The Fred Taylor Scholarship Fund joins other endowed funds at Berklee that range from the James David Harber Fund, established to perpetuate the memory of alumnus James David Harber by funding a scholarship for outstanding achievement by a percussionist demonstrating financial need, to the Jimi Hendrix Fund, awarded to an outstanding guitar student.
Donations to the Fred Taylor Scholarship Fund can be made by following this link to Berklee's secure site.