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Chuck Mangione Will Pay Tribute To Late Band Members With Fundraiser

April 21st, 2009 3:33pm EDT favorite Add to My News
Chuck MangioneJazz musician Chuck Mangione will hold a performance fundraiser for the families of his two former bandmates who were killed in a tragic New York plane crash earlier this year.

Gerry Niewood and Coleman Mellett were among the passengers flying from Newark, New Jersey to upstate New York's Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Continental Connection Flight 3407 on February 12.

The 74-seat aircraft, operated by Colgan Air, crashed into a house and exploded just five miles from its destination. All 49 people on board lost their lives in the accident, as well as one person in the home.

The band's concert in Buffalo the following night was canceled as a result of the loss.

But Mangione will return to the stage next month - he is scheduled to perform for the charity event on May 1 with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, reports the New York Post.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)




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