SOURCE: Neil Comess-Daniels

Neil Comess-Daniels

April 28, 2011 16:56 ET

Musicians Unite in an Intimate "Kids for Kids" Concert to Benefit Japan via HEARTbeats Foundation

Neil Comess-Daniels Joins With Renowned Cellist Lynn Harrell and Friends to Fundraise for the Children of Japan

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 28, 2011) - Moved by a strong desire to create an effective initiative for aid in Japan, Neil Comess-Daniels ( rounds up his friends to help in the way they know best... music.

Singer/songwriter Comess-Daniels, also rabbi of Beth Shir Shalom synagogue in Santa Monica, will be producing the concert. The music he creates encourages children of all backgrounds and their families to give support and comfort to all those in need, particularly now to the Japanese people. His recently released album, "On This Day & All the Time," has already touched children and adults across the world with his unique approach to communicating with words and song. Prominent cellist Lynn Harrell and violinist Helen Nightengale, Artist Ambassadors for Save the Children Foundation, lend their talents with exclusive performances. Also joining them will be singer/songwriter Margaret Marston, drummer Alan Abrahams and bass player Brad Cobb. The suggested donation for the event is $10.00 per person, which will go toward the HEARTbeats Foundation ( as a direct channel to assist children in Japan.

The HEARTbeats Foundation, initiated by Harrell and Nightengale, with Comess-Daniels as a founding board member, is committed to responding to the trauma of children who live in conditions of conflict, disaster, social upheaval and extreme poverty across the globe through the healing power of music.

The double tragedy that struck Japan stunned people all over the world. The Japanese responded to the disaster with resolute calm, clear purpose, and great dignity. Their reaction serves as a shining example of the strength of the human spirit. Through this concert Neil Comess-Daniels, his musical friends, and attendees will join all those around the world who are working to support and honor the fortitude and courage of the Japanese people -- especially the children.

Neil Comess-Daniels' children's concert will be held on May 14th at 11AM at the Beth Shir Shalom, 1827 California Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403-4410 (

For more information on the concert or Neil Comess-Daniels, please contact Eileen Koch at Eileen Koch & Company, a public relations firm, at 310.441.1000 or Please visit

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