Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Multi-talented musician sets Sunday performance

from The Buffalo News:
Sujeet Desai, an accomplished 33-year-old musician who was born with Down syndrome, will be featured in a concert, “Hand in Hand with Yad B’Yad: A Musical Performance by Sujeet,” at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Maxine & Robert Seller Theatre in the Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville.
Desai, who recently moved to Williamsville, travels worldwide giving concerts and leading self-advocacy workshops. He has performed in 13 countries and 40 states and has received numerous national and international awards. He has been featured in two documentary films.
A graduate of the Berkshire Hills Music Academy in Massachusetts, he plays seven instruments – the B-flat and bass clarinet, saxophone, violin, trumpet, piano and drums.
Also a champion athlete, he won gold and silver medals in swimming in the World Games 1999 Special Olympics and numerous medals in alpine skiing, cross-country running and bowling.
Suggested donation is $18 at the door. Students will be admitted free. A light kosher reception will follow.

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