Elliot Steger Jazz Quartet Comes to the Concord Performing Arts Center on October 12, 2007

5th Annual Concert to Benefit the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Association

Acton, MA, August 17, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Acclaimed pianist and Acton physician, Elliot Steger, is bringing his soothing sounds to the Concord area again this fall. His 5th annual concert to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association’s Massachusetts will take place on Friday, October 12, 2007 at the Concord Performing Arts Center.

The concert is being presented by the Liberty Alzheimer’s Partnership of Greater Concord. Comprised of community members and professionals, the organization works in alliance with the Alzheimer’s Association to provide education, outreach, advocacy and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.

Last year’s event raised $12,000 for Alzheimer’s support and research and sold out with hundreds of area residents in attendance. This year, the Partnership has set a goal of $20,000 and is seeking area companies to participate through sponsorship and advertising opportunities.

“In the five years we have been putting on this event, it has grown to be one of the most sought after in the area,” said Joanne McCole, Co-Chair of the Liberty Alzheimer’s Partnership. “It’s something that everyone looks forward to and it benefits a cause that has affected thousands of families in our community.”

Dr. Steger has found a way to successfully combine his medical profession with his passion for music. He has been practicing internal medicine at Acton Medical Associates since 1985 but has been practicing the piano since age four. Born into a musical family in Long Island, he began playing the piano at age four and learned very early on that music would be the passion in his life. As an adolescent, Elliot had to choose between two distinctly different types of high schools—the Bronx High School of Science and the High School of Music and Art in New York City. He decided to pursue the academic fields offered by the High School of Science, realizing at an early age that he could be a full-time physician and a part-time musician. In high school, Dr. Steger was the keyboard player in a rock group and throughout high school he continued to take classical piano lessons. During college at Brown University, he played solo piano in coffee houses. Later, the demands of medical school at the University of California at San Diego did not allow time for Elliot to perform his music professionally so it was during this time that he began composing.

Today Dr. Steger is an award-winning pianist/composer who has performed to sold-out audiences throughout Greater Boston. His compositions resonate with jazz, blues, pop, classical and new age influences and have resulted in five albums of original music, including his newest title One Red Rose. In 2002, he was nominated by Just Plain Folks — an organization of over 20,000 musicians, composers, and producers — for best solo instrumental song of the year out of a pool of over 100,000 songs.

The event will be sponsored by The Inn at Robbins Brook, Acton’s premier senior living community, who has graciously donated $2,500 to the association in exchange for sponsorship.

“Alzheimer’s is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts so we are thrilled to be participating,” said Amy Sanders, Director of Marketing for The Inn at Robbins Brook. “For over 5 years we have been caring for area residents and families that have been affected by Alzheimer’s as well as other memory-related disorders.”

The event will occur on Friday, October 12, 2007 at the Performing Arts Center in Concord, located at 51 Walden Street. It will begin at 7 p.m. with a dessert reception followed by the concert at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Sally Lopez at 978-287-3173 or by going to The Minor Chord in Acton, located at 77 Great Road or The Cheese Shop in Concord, located at 29 Walden Street.

Libery Alzheimer's Partnership
Carol Arnold
877-718-4604 x2