Climate Fundraiser for Green Buildings Now featuring Cherrie Adams with the Forman-Finley Band

May 7, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Climate Fundraiser for Green Buildings Now  featuring Cherrie Adams with the Forman-Finley Band

Doors: 4pm

Tickets: $20 advance, $25 doors

Advance tickets can only be purchased online-we do not sell advance tickets at the venue. Refunds are not available within 48 hours of the event. Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. We are now accepting reservations for diners! Please email for a table. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm. All our staff are fully vaccinated, and we ask that our patrons be vaccinated as well.

Cherrie Adams and the Forman-Finley Band, a jazz quintet, started playing together in 2014.  Cherrie, a longtime music educator for Seattle Public Schools in southeast Seattle, was happy to return to her roots singing jazz, and playing a variety of club dates and concerts.   Cherrie and the band had a monthly gig at Capitol Cider for 6 years, played regularly at North City Bistro, Jazz festivals, house concerts, and private events right up until the covid pandemic.  They also recorded the CD “Only Trust Your Heart” in 2015.

Cherrie’s warm, pure tone and understated, conversational style combined with her deep connection with the music, all contribute to her compelling authentic style.  The band with Steve Forman-Guitar, Paul Finley-piano, Rick Leppanen-bass, and Jeff Busch-drums help each song find fresh and often surprising moments through their arrangements of both jazz standards and original music.  Also on this show will be a frequent guest of the band, Clif Swiggett on trombone.

This show is a fundraiser for Green Buildings Now.

Green Buildings Now aims to address two related moral imperatives: curbing greenhouse gas emissions and bringing justice to communities that have suffered disproportionate harm from the use of fossil fuels.

Our first commitment is to bring the benefits of clean energy to the four buildings of the South Beacon Hill Resilience Hub, on the campus of Bethany United Church of Christ.

The Resilience Hub, which houses nonprofit community service and advocacy organizations, will continue to provide services year-round and will be prepared to meet community needs in an emergency.

We are raising funds to weatherize the buildings and replace oil and gas energy systems with clean electric systems such as heat pumps. This will mean cleaner air and lower utility bills for campus partner groups led by people of color.

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