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One-of-a-kind album to be released, benefits Legal Aid

Posted June 18, 2015
1:43 am

HEY MUSIC BUFFS - what do rockers Michael Stanley, Nate Jones, Donnie Iris and The Cruisers, and classical pianist Angelin Chang have in common?  They all collaborated on an album to benefit The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.

JFJ square logo1Cleveland is in the spotlight this month because of the Cavaliers run in the NBA finals, but the city on Lake Erie offers more than just basketball – it’s the home of Rock ‘n Roll.  It’s also to home to a great legal community – and one of the oldest and most well-known Legal Aid programs in the US.

Through the JAM FOR JUSTICE 2015 album released on June 18, 2015 - the worlds of sports, entertainment and law converge.  Law students in the Great Lakes Sports and Entertainment Law Academy – under the supervision of attorneys – produced a compilation album the full proceeds of which benefit Legal Aid.

The June 18 release of the album will occurs at the Jam for Justice 2015 fundraiser for Legal Aid, hosted at the House of Blues Cleveland.  At the unique fundraiser, seven bands of attorneys and judges perform.  Three of the bands performing have tracks on the JAM FOR JUSTICE album.

  • CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to the Jam for Justice fundraiser on June 18, and be among the first to have access to the album. 
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The Great Lakes Sports and Entertainment Academy students, led by attorney and professor Mark Avsec from Benesch, secured artist agreements and produced this one-of-a-kind album.  Law student Jon Strano said, "This was an amazing experience - I was able to gain real-life entertainment law experience while also helping Legal Aid."

The album will sell for $10 at the June 18 Jam for Justice fundraiser.  All proceeds benefit the 110-year-old Cleveland Legal Aid program.  Founded in 1905, Legal Aid is the law-firm for low-income individuals focused on ensuring safety, shelter and economic security.  Its 40 full-time attorneys and more than 2000 volunteers lawyers use the power of the law to ensure access to basic needs and lift people out of poverty.  Last year, more than 20,000 people were assisted by Legal Aid.

Check out the 15 tracks featured on the JAM FOR JUSTICE album:

"Two Seconds Too Late," performed by Welshly Arms
Written by Sam Getz, James Weaver, Brett Lindemann, and Michael Gould
Courtesy of Position Music

"The Job," performed by Michael Stanley
Written and Produced by Michael Stanley
Courtesy of Line Level Music

"This Old Town," performed by Nate Jones
Written by Nate Jones

"I Don't Need You Tonight," performed by Libby Gill feat. Dave Zup
Written by E. Gill and Dave Zupkovich
Produced by E. Gill and R. Trick
Courtesy of OnlyWonderUS, LLC

"Lucky," performed by Bummers
Written by Jeff Pearl, Steve Sikes-Gilbert, Chris Steris, and Cody Smith
Produced by Eric Cronstein

"Georgia," performed by Havannah Drive
Written by Havannah Drive
Produced by Brette Ciamarra
Courtesy of Studio 344

"Ah! Leah! (Live)," performed by Donnie Iris and The Cruisers
Written by Mark Avsec and Dominic Ierace
Produced by Mark Avsec
Courtesy of Bema Music Co. and Primary Records Group, Inc.

"Grey," performed by Hannah Jenkins
Written by Hannah Jenkins
Produced by Jesse Naus
Courtesy of Red Caiman Media

"Dear Debby," performed by Hieronymus Bosch
Written by T.H. Kulber
Produced by Hieronymus Bosch
Courtesy of Enigma Music

"Cryin' Hallelujah," performed by Mason Ruffner
Written and Produced by Mason Ruffner

"Hard Promises," performed by Luke Lindberg and The Hung Jury
Written by Luke Lindberg and Ryan Kennedy

"Mex It Up," performed by Michael Rendon (of Gringo Stew)
Written by Michael Rendon

"All Broke Up," performed by Jim Miraldi, Tim Kelly, Chris Ceja, and Utah Witherspoon
Written by Jim Miraldi and Tim Kelly

"Care," performed by Carlos Jones and The P.L.U.S. Band
Written by Carlos Jones
Courtesy of Little Fish Records

"Ständchen" (Serenade) from Schwanengesang, performed by Angelin Chang, solo piano
Composed by Franz Schubert, transcribed by Franz Liszt
Produced by Angelin Chang
Courtesy of Sabintu Records


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