Press and Testimonials for our Programs and Artists
"Cancer might seem an unlikely inspiration for jazz, but New York-based musician and composer Zac Greenberg is becoming known for avant-garde projects based on unusual subjects."
"Joyce Elkus has experienced cancer in a very personal way, even though she never had it. The Blue Ash resident and marketing consultant lost the two most important men in her life – her husband, Dr. Fred Elkus, and later, her companion, Dr. Stanley Kaplan – to the illness. Now, she is turning her tragedy into an ambitious and unusual musical project to raise money for cancer research."
"The title 'Unexpected Journey' is a summation of the piece as a whole," Greenberg explained. "One of the things I heard echoing through all of my cancer research was how quickly and unexpectedly patients' lives change, once they are diagnosed. This piece of music is a study into the human reaction in the face of unexpected unknowns and mortality."
Movers and Makers
"Musicians for Health co-founder Joyce Elkus has been facilitating the connection of musicians from all over the country with isolated individuals and retirement communities. Individuals from Cincinnati to New York, and as far as the Philippines, have enjoyed live, online SAACP performances of show tunes, jazz and other genres. Through these informal, personalized, one-on-one sessions, SAACP is a true win-win, connecting isolated people with musicians who have been unemployed during the COVID-19 crisis."
"Musicians for Health bringing "The Power of Music" to Memorial Hall"
“ Alex saved my life with his weekly performances while I was isolated. “
~ Mary Lee Behn, SAACP Weekly Participant
"We set up a screen in the common room and sent the stream to the residents apartments. They really enjoyed the performance!
Thank you for the opportunity, Max is an outstanding pianist. Residents always enjoy him."
~Anna Honerlaw, Director of The Durpree House
Musicians for Health’s ideas and programs can benefit and engage all, inside and out, that are in and interested in the medical community.
~Tom Osterman, Multiple Program Participant