JAZZ music and cycling may seem like a world apart but both take a high level of dedication to succeed; just ask brothers Brad and Adam Hall.
The pair has watched the other excel in their own area of expertise, with Brad managing director of the Veris Racing Team and Adam known for his accomplishments as a trumpeter, vocalist and composer.
“Neither of our parents or grandparents had musical affiliation, that’s something Adam found himself during primary school,” Brad said.
“It consumed him in his room and was his outlet. It was noisy but it gave me a foundation in jazz music and a respect for it.
“Even though I don’t listen to much jazz or identify with it, I’ve kind of had to learn its craft.”
When it came to the Veris Racing Team deciding what to do for its next charity fundraiser, Brad turned to his brother and the result is event Jazz for a Cause at The Sewing Room, Wolf Lane on Saturday, May 19 featuring Adam Hall and the Soul Playboys.
“We were looking at ways to raise capital for a worthy cause and Adam said he could certainly help us,” Brad said.
“He’s quite philanthropic and community-minded, so it was something well-aligned with his values.”
Jazz for a Cause will feature live funk, jazz and dance music with a few hip hop and contemporary classics while raising funds for Solaris Cancer Care, based in Cottesloe.
“Solaris Cancer Care was chosen because we have a relationship with them and help manage their major charity event for the year called Red Sky Ride,” Brad said.
“The Red Sky Ride goes round the South-West of WA to some of the Solaris Centres in Bunbury and Albany. These are rural outreach centres for people who require cancer services.”
The funds will be used for a range of different services at Solaris including bereavement counselling, physical and mental health programs.
Brad said Solaris Cancer Care not only provided care and treatment for cancer sufferers but also for their families.
“There are an estimated 75,000 people in WA who have cancer at the moment and if you have on average one or two family members also accessing services, they potentially provide services to 230,000 people a year,” he said
“So a large chunk of the population can access their services without charge and it’s a massive endeavour they’re undertaking.”
What: Jazz for a Cause
Where: The Sewing Room, 317 Murray Street, Wolf Lane, Perth
When: 8pm, May 19