WHAT: In perfect harmony, Whole Foods Market and the House of Rock are coming together to make music and help guests celebrate the holidays while giving back to an important cause.  Hosted at the historic Santa Monica estate, all net proceeds from A Jazz Fête will benefit the GRAMMY Foundation and its work cultivating the understanding, appreciation and advancement of recorded music across the United States. The GRAMMY Foundation is based in Santa Monica.

GRAMMY® nominated jazz saxophonist, Dave Koz, and Whole Foods Market Southern Pacific Region president, Patrick Bradley, will serenade the crowd with smooth jazz sounds while guests enjoy some of Whole Foods Market’s latest holiday catering options. For those who want to get a jump start on their holiday planning, the option to pre-order catering for upcoming events – such as holiday office parties and family gatherings – will also be available onsite.

The event also gives attendees a sample of the new releases of Koz wine – a beautiful pairing for Koz’s new CD, Live at the Blue Note Tokyo. And to top off the evening, guests will be able to bid on a selection of silent auction items that include Fender guitars, dinner for two at FIG restaurant in Santa Monica, a personalized wine tasting for six from Koz wines, and more.

WHEN: Friday, November 9, 2012 7–10:30 p.m.

WHERE: The House of Rock (exact location will be given to guests upon RSVP)

DETAILS: Cost is $50 per person and attendance is limited to the first 150 guests.

RSVP: RSVP at http://ajazzfete2012.eventbrite.com.

WHY: Whole Foods Market is passionate about supporting local causes that are important to the community. This alliance will bring awareness and raise funds for the GRAMMY Foundation® — an organization that helps to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of recorded music.

Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, the Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community, as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with The Recording Academy to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage.