Get ready for “A Great Night in Harlem”! The 15th annual benefit concert, which raises money for the Jazz Foundation of America, has pulled together an impressive lineup for this year’s event at the Apollo Theatre. Topping the bill is Dr. John, who will receive the Hank Jones Award that evening, as well as the the elusive John Mayer Trio.The trio, featuring Dead & Company man Mayer, famed session bassist Pino Palladino, and drummer Steve Jordan, will return to the stage for the first time since Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival in June 2010. The band has been in the studio prepping Mayer’s new solo album, so we’re hoping to hear some new material at this show!Also on the lineup is pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph, blues guitarist Robert Cray, and famous actor, singer, and harmonica player Bruce Willis. The concert will take place on October 27th, and tickets are on sale now via this link.
Legislators from both sides of the aisle spoke to the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) audience Wednesday morning before an afternoon of credit union visits on Capitol Hill. As if to underscore the importance of those visits, Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) announced during her remarks that she would introduce a bill with important credit union governance modernizations.The Board Governance Modernization Act would modify the Federal Credit Union Act requirement that credit union boards meet once a month to not more than six times per year.Porter, who previously taught consumer protection at UC-Irvine and is a member of the House Financial Services Committee, said she is committed to finding ways to allow credit unions to continue to advance communities they serve.“What I’ve seen again and again is how important it is that families have access to sustainable financial services, and credit unions are so well positioned to fulfill that role,” she said. “I see it every day in my district…we need to make sure in Congress that we are listening to credit unions, listening to our constituents who are members of credit union members and making sure we’re enacting legislation that allows credit unions to thrive and provide needed services.” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) announces the introduction of her credit union governance modernization bill Wednesday at CUNA GAC. (CUNA Photo)