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JAM FOR THE CURE: 10 Local Bands to Compete This Sunday at JAZZIZ in Boca Raton

Jan. 24, 2015 - BOCA RATON, Fla.

10 Local bands to Compete at


Battle of the Bands to Battle ALS

January 25 at JAZZIZ in Mizner Park

Fifth Celebrity Judge Added for Fundraising Event on Behalf of The ALS Association Florida Chapter

(Boca Raton, FL – January 22, 2015) Spencer Silver, the 17-year-old student at Claire and Emanuel G. Rosenblatt High School at Donna Klein Jewish Academy who is producing JAM FOR THE CURE: Battle of the Bands to Battle ALS, today announced the names of the 10 competing bands scheduled for the music-filled fundraiser this Sunday, January 25, at JAZZIZ in Mizner Park.

The 10 participating bands include six from Boca Raton and one each from Jupiter, Miami, Palm Beach and West Palm Beach:

+ Anastasia Max is a brother-sister duo from Boca. He is 15 and she is 11.

+ Apollo is a popular jazz band formed by students from Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach.

+ Jahzilla is a 5-piece reggae /classic-rock band from Jupiter.

+ Krush is a preteen classic rock band from Palm Beach.

+ Lobster Socks is a 4-piece band that emerged from the Jazz program at St. Andrews’s School in Boca Raton

+ Loud N Clear is a 6-piece Boca-based band with roots in both Canada and Florida that combines classic rock with indie, folk and blues.

+ Mason Pace Music – 13-year-old Mason and his three young friends from Boca recently shot their first music video.

+ Penquim is a young band from Boca with an old soul that plays R&B, blues, Jazz and classic rock.

+ Phinally Famous is a blues-rock band where all members are FAU students and members of the Phil Delta Theta Fraternity.

+ Soundglass is a 4-piece rock band from Miami that mixes classic and modern rock with pop-like melodies.

Spencer also announced the addition of a fifth and final celebrity judge: Mary Walkley, vocal coach for Katherine McPhee (American Idol, Smash); Kris Bentley; Inner Circle (Florida Grammy Winner); Francesca Battestelli (5 Dove Awards, including Artist of the Year & Female Vocalist of the Year); Broadway stars Ann Reinking (Tony award), Patrick Wilson (2 Tony nominations), Mandy Gonzalez (Drama Desk Award), Michael Scott (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin) Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins, Beauty & the Beast), Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid), and more.

Ms. Walkley will join previous announced celebrity judges Paul Hoyle, a music producer, composer and vocalist who won a Latin Grammy in 2004; Dennis Lambert, the 12-time Grammy nominee and two-time nominee for the Songwriters Hall of Fame; Tommy Mitchell, the former lead singer for Blood Sweat and Tears, and Nicko McBrain, drummer of Iron Maiden.

Spencer Silver, the son of Boca-based entertainer Deborah Silver and her husband Larry D. Silver, is producing JAM FOR THE CURE: Battle of the Bands to Battle ALS in honor of his beloved aunt Marjie, who has been stricken with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Profit from JAM FOR THE CURE will be donated to The ALS Association Florida Chapter.

Mayor Susan Haynie has declared January 25 as BATTLE ALS DAY for the City of Boca Raton.

How to Purchase Tickets:

Tickets for JAM FOR THE CURE 2015 are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. They can be purchased at JAZZIZ, which is located at 201 Plaza Real in Mizner Park; by calling 561-300-0730; or online at (just click on Nightlife).


The Official JAM Sponsor is JAZZIZ Nightlife and Silver Companies in the Diamond JAM Sponsor. The Platinum JAM Sponsor is anonymous and Gold JAM Sponsors include, Rock N Roll Ribs, David Levey and Robert Moran, and TB Event Liaison.

Available for Interview:

Spencer Silver


Media Contact:

Gary Schweikhart

PR-BS, Inc.