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John Zorn, Sonic Youth & Mike Patton announce Japan benefit concert in NYC

on March 16, 2011, 8:35pm

The recent devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan has brought out the philanthropic spirit from people all over the planet. Now the music world is stepping up to the plate.

An earthquake and tsunami benefit concert for Japan will be held on March 27th at the Miller Theatre at Columbia University in New York City. Hosted by John Zorn, the avant-garde purveyor of jazz, the concert features a slew of notable musicians such as Sonic Youth, Mike Patton, Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Cibo Matto with Mephista, Marc Ribot, Uri Caine, and Zorn’s own Aleph Trio.

In exchange for a night of music, 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Japan. Tickets are going for $100, $50 & $25 student tix and are available by calling the Miller Theatre Box Office at 212/854-7799, M–F, 12–6PM. Tickets can also be purchased online at

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