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United Sound is an organization whose mission is to provide musical performance experiences for students with special needs through peer mentorship.

Boston Event

Wycliffe Gordon and Jeff Coffin perform at Boston Symphony Hall with a who's-who of jazz musicians. Then Bronson Arroyo and his band join members of the Boston Pops. Proceeds benefit United Sound, providing music education to students with special needs.


We appreciate everything you did to make Baseball Legends & Jazz Icons such a successful and wonderful evening. We hope you'll consider visiting our Donations page to make a gift so that we can continue to bring music into the lives of students with special needs.

Baseball Legends & Jazz Icons

Double Header: Two Concerts in One!

November 27, 2017
Boston Symphony Hall

All proceeds from this gala concert benefit United Sound, providing music education to students with special needs.

Bronson Arroyo


Bronson Arroyo (Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds)
Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band)
Wycliffe Gordon

with special guests

Theo Epstein (Chicago Cubs)
Eliot Sloan (Blessed Union of Souls)
Josh Klinghoffer (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Jamie Arentzen (American Hi-Fi, Miley Cyrus)
Elan Trotman
Clint Walsh (Tweaker)
Eric Gardner
Ed Valauskas (The Gravel Pit)
and members of the Boston Pops

5:30pm VIP Meet and Greet Reception

Purchase VIP tickets to meet these legendary athletes and musicians at the pre-concert reception with hors d'oeuvres and bar. VIP tickets also include photo ops, autographs, and premium concert seating!

7:00pm Jeff Coffin, Wycliffe Gordon, and friends

Jazz at its finest from some of the world's greatest musicians.

8:00pm Bronson Arroyo with members of the Boston Pops

Performing alt-rock favorites by Pearl Jam, Goo Goo Dolls, and others.

Wycliffe Gordon and Jeff Cofflin

Want to win two free VIP tickets worth $1000? Enter our drawing!

All proceeds from this fundraiser concert will support United Sound

About United Sound

United Sound is a school-based instrumental music club for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their typical peers. Dedicated to promoting social involvement through shared ensemble performance experience, United Sound joins students with and without disabilities to learn and perform in the band or orchestra together.

The program is run primarily by an individual school band or orchestra director and a school special education teacher with support from United Sound in the form of specialized training, financial support, and organizational resources. With assistance from student volunteers (Peer Mentors), New Musicians learn to play the instrument of their choice at a personally modified level. Learning first in lesson format and ultimately transitioning to rehearsals with recorded music, the New Musicians learn a piece of music that they will then perform live in concert, once per semester, with their Peer Mentors and a full instrumental support ensemble.

Students who participate in United Sound programs are learning to be musicians. Making music together is a powerful force for learning, growth, friendship and understanding. Music is a language that transcends disability and the relationships formed in this way will truly resonate for all children involved.

Many thanks to our generous event sponsors!