SOURCE: Total Financial Concepts

April 24, 2013 14:20 ET

Jazz Arts Project Offers Total Financial Concepts CEO Slot on Its Board of Directors

RED BANK, NJ--(Marketwired - Apr 24, 2013) - Robert J. Tuzzo, CEO and owner of Total Financial Concepts Inc., has been asked to serve on the board of directors of the Jazz Arts Project, a New Jersey-based non-profit organization promoting jazz music and educational programs for the area's youth.

As a long-time supporter of the Jazz Arts Project, musician and financial services expert Tuzzo said his new relationship with the organization as a member of the board will include a strong focus on assisting the group with carrying out its stated mission to "preserve, promote and perpetuate the American musical art form known as jazz."

"My new relationship to Jazz Arts Project will allow me to utilize my experience in the financial services industry to help solidify the financial health of the organization, which will ultimately perpetuate and reignite interest in this wonderful art form," Tuzzo said.

Through its workshops and Jazz Arts Project camps, the group aims to teach youngsters about music and get them interested in jazz in the hope that their appreciation will help to preserve and grow this great American art form and captivate their interest for years to come.

As a lifelong musician and avid supporter of the musical arts in New Jersey, Tuzzo has remained a close friend of the Jazz Arts Project over the years, on and off stage. He most recently had an opportunity to perform at the group's Annual Frank Sinatra Birthday Bash held in December.

Tuzzo's company, Total Financial Concepts, Inc., is an integrated financial services company, offering a range of products for clients, including retirement planning, life insurance and long-range asset management. His experience and expertise in financial services and music will certainly help bolster the sponsorships of the Jazz Arts Project, but he does not intend his new role to be limited to spreadsheets, ledgers and fund raisers. "I hope to bring new and fresh ideas to the organization that will help us continue to nurture young students interested in jazz," Tuzzo said.

Tuzzo began performing professionally at the ripe old age of ten, an early start that would eventually lead the singer and drummer to play in some of the hottest nightclubs in New Jersey. From 1972 through 1985 Bob was a member of the popular trio known as FDR Drive and shared the same bill in variety shows and concerts with legendary bands such as The Platters, Danny and the Juniors, Len Barry, The Earls, The Belmonts, Gary U.S. Bonds, The Dovells and the Shirelles.

Tuzzo left FDR Drive in 1985 to focus on a career in the financial services industry, but music has always remained a large part of his life. "I am very excited to be part of the Jazz Arts Project's board of directors," said Tuzzo. "This is a special organization that has been infinitely instrumental in introducing jazz music to young students. They hold educational workshops and special programs designed especially for young students, many of whom have never seen or held a musical instrument."

About Jazz Arts Project: Jazz Arts Project is a 501(c) 3 non-profit professional presenting organization whose stated mission is, "to preserve, promote and perpetuate the American musical art form known as jazz." As part of their on-going mission they produce numerous events each year ranging from intimate jazz cafe nights such as the Summer Jazz Cafe at Two River theater to large scale events at festivals and concert halls such as the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, N.J. The Jazz Arts Project also provides numerous educational workshops and special programs for youth such as the Jazz Arts Academy, a year-round comprehensive training program providing real world experience to aspiring teen jazz musicians. 

About Total Financial Concepts: Total Financial Concepts is a comprehensive financial services company dedicated to providing exceptional integrated financial services. Understanding clients' goals and objectives and helping them meet their unique needs is the number one priority at Total Financial Concepts. They have over 40 years experience in the financial services industry, making them uniquely positioned to help their clients achieve their economic and personal goals. The staff at Total Financial Concepts, including its vice president, Todd J. Jakubik, CFP® has been selected for their expertise in the financial services most relevant to the needs of their clients such as asset management, wealth accumulation, retirement planning, estate planning, business planning, life insurance, health insurance, long term care insurance and disability income and overhead expense insurance.

For more information about Total Financial Concepts visit their website or call 732-225-7404.

Robert J. Tuzzo and Todd J. Jakubik are registered representatives of and Securities and Investment Advisory services exclusively offered through Hornor, Townsend & Kent, Inc., (HTK), Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC, Raritan Plaza I - Raritan Center, 110 Fieldcrest Ave, 3rd FL, Edison, NJ 08818. 732-225-0777. Total Financial Concepts, Inc. and other listed entities are unaffiliated with HTK.

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