Congratulations & good luck with the Geneva New Morning 30th Anniversary Film Festival! I see it is featuring our 2006 club’s celebration show. I haven’t forgotten that it was in Tokyo that we first discussed and organized this celebration & I’d like to tell you & all my musicians friends & fans in Switzerland how much I & everyone at 335 Records were moved by the devastation that Japan has experienced further to the earthquake and tsunami. Our hearts go out to all the people affected by this terrible tragedy.
In April, Robert Williams announced that I would be donating five Gibson Custom Larry Carlton ES-335 guitars to help Japan. We are sending the guitars around the world to collect signatures from some big stars. One guitar has been shipped to the Blue Note Tokyo; another is in Toronto with the Durham Radio group ; another is headed to the Montreux Jazz Festival & another will reach the New Morning 30th Anniversary Film Festival in Geneva. The guitars will later be sold at auction after touring for 6 months, with all of the proceeds going to relief efforts.
We hope that you also will extend your hand in whatever way you can. Thanks!