The Mingus Awareness Project is a series of concerts that benefits organizations that provide support for individuals who have ALS as well as their families. More than a dozen Mingus Awareness Project concerts have happened in Chicago, Illinois and Richmond, Virginia.
MAP concerts also provide opportunities for audiences and performers to celebrate the music of Charles Mingus, music composed by artists who worked with Mingus, as well as music by composers who perform during MAP concerts. MAP concerts are presented by the Borderbend Arts Collective, in partnership with other organizations (such as the Les Turner ALS Foundation).
media coverage & appearances
Jon Hey's appearance on WNUR about the MAP concert at Martyrs' (June 2011)
"Mingus Awareness Project: Return to Richmond" by Dean Christesen at RVA.com (October 2010)
"Fight ALS (tonight) by remembering Charles Mingus" by Neil Tesser (June 2010)
"Mingus Awareness Project: A Benefit for ALS Research" by Dean Christesen at allaboutjazz.com (October 2008)