A series of fundraising concerts is being prepared for jazz singer Richard Merk and his wife Roni who are currently undergoing medical treatments at De Los Santos Hospital along E. Rodriguez Ave. in Quezon City. Merk is having his right foot treated to avoid amputation, while Roni just underwent a colon operation.
Spearheading the project is fellow jazz singer Jacqui Magno. “Richard and Roni are good friends to everyone, and they’ve always been so generous to others especially their needy fellow artists. They have always been the one organizing for them. Now it’s everybody’s turn to help them out in their time of need,” Magno said.
On April 28, a concert will be held at Primo’s in Greenfield, Mandaluyong. Those who have committed to perform so far are Ricky Davao, Skarlet and her Band, Joey San Andress and his Band, Mar Dizon and the TnT Band, Riki Gonzalez, Romy Posadas, May Bayot and Magno.
On May 2, among the performers are Rico J. Puno, Pat Castillo, Judith Banal, Jeannie Tiongco, Romy Posadas, Colby de la Calzada, Boyet Pigao. Rudy Lozano, Ulysses Avante, Ding and Tek Faustino, Richie Ramos and Emcy Corteza of Poppin’ Jazz, Ali Sotto and again, Magno.
This concert will be held at Musica Bar at Greenhills G-Strip Park at the Greenhills Shopping Center courtesy of Jonathan Go.