International jazz legend Wycliffe Gordon joins us this year to headline a fundraiser for the Lawrence “Lo” Leathers (L3) Foundation, which provides scholarships and other assistance to emerging artists seeking higher education in the Performing Arts. The L3 Foundation was formed to memorialize Lawrence Leathers, the Lansing native and  gifted young musician who lost his life in 2019.  

Lo studied at the prestigious Juilliard School of Music in New York City, where he built on his talents before further honing them on the bandstand. Respected by the giants of contemporary jazz and appearing at major festivals worldwide, Lo won 2 consecutive Grammys performing with acclaimed singer Cecile McLorin Salvant.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will support this 501 (c) 3 nonprofit’s important mission.