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Artists will ‘jam’ for music education

Artists will ‘jam’ for music education

JAM SESSION: G.E. Smith during a 2012 show. Smith will be a part of the second annual Guitar Mash charity event. Photo: Associated Press

Artists from a variety of genres will pick up guitars for a charity jam session next month.

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ star Chad Smith will swap his drum sticks for a guitar pick during the second annual fundraiser.

Smith joins other, including Paul Simon bandmember Mark Stewart, former Hall & Oates musician G.E. Smith and Israeli singer/songwriter David Broza, and Captain Kirk Douglas from The Roots, for the Guitar Mash Benefit Concert and Jam at New York’s City Winery.

The event, scheduled for Nov. 17, will help raise funds for music education programs.

The benefit will also feature an auction of signed memorabilia from stars such as Ben Harper, Jack Black, Steve Earle and Stephen Stills. Attendees can also get a chance to play a selection of “one-of-a-kind” guitars, organizers said.

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