Jazz a family affair

Designed to take care of two patients at a time, the home is staffed with volunteers, care aides and two part-time employees. The home collaborates with the Community Hospice, offering services from hospice that are the same as those given traditionally in a patient's home.

Nate chose the home as the benefactor as part of a community service project in his high school economics class.

"We had to relate a real-life project to economics somehow, and I thought it was a much greater learning experience to organize a benefit concert," said Nate, who hopes to raise about $200 from ticket sales and sales of CD's at the concert.

For George, the reward is all in the pride he feels every time he plays with his grandson.

"Ours is a huge musical family, but Nate is in a class by himself," said George. "When I first started playing with him, I realized this kid is a genius."

Tickets to the benefit concert are $5 and will be sold at the door.""

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