The Mockingbird Foundation today announced a special grants-in-kind package to the Jimmy Fund Music Library / Celebration Club at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. The package includes nearly four hundred (400) compact discs ranging from Phish and the Trey Anastasio Band to classical, hip hop, and jazz. The discs were donated by Phish Dry Goods, Jambase, Harmonized, EMI, Red Light Management, Music Today, GrooveTV, Mimicry Records (who donated their full catalog of CDs and DVDs), and Synergy Distribution (who contributed releases from 30 different labels). The package also includes books and other goodies from Phish and Mockingbird, t-shirts from Red Light Management and the Dave Matthews Band, and nineteen (19) portable CD players and headsets purchased by the Foundation for this purpose.
The Jimmy Fund Music Library / Celebration Club was started by Amy Schwartz to memorialize her brother Todd, honoring Todd’s desire to bring music into the lives of those who need cheering up and inspiration to make each day a little brighter. Music was a passion of Todd’s, and he had taught himself to play guitar and was writing songs before his passing. Donations to the library may be sent to Amy Schwartz, 1020 High Street, Westwood, MA 02090. For more information about the library, see http://www.fortodd.org/musiclibrary.html.
The Mockingbird Foundation is the leading provider of historical information about the band Phish and its music. The Foundation has been operated entirely by volunteer fans of the band, without any salaries or paid staff, since its inception in 1996. It fundraises for music education for children by celebrating the music of Phish, through comprehensive books, innovative recordings, creative donation premiums, and special events for the Phish fan community. The second edition of The Phish Companion – the Foundation’s 900-page authoritative encyclopedia – is available from major book outlets as well as through www.mbird.org.
Phish was a rock band that started in 1983 and performed its final show in August 2004. For more information about Phish, see http://www.phish.com.