Larry Rice, a music instructor specializing in stringed instruments who teaches from his studio in Falls Church, will be hosting a benefit concert for the National Organization for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. The benefit concert is set for this Saturday, from noon – 4 p.m., at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Larry Rice’s wife, Jennifer, is the Virginia NOFAS director, and she became involved with the group because her adopted children were affected by this syndrome.
Larry Rice will perform at the concert along with Julie Greene, a former mandolin student, and Jammie Wallis, a current fiddle student. Clara Armstrong, a teenage guitar student, will sing and play. Karla Stoll, a current bass student, will perform as part of the family act Karla and the Brotherhood. Former student and accomplished fiddle player Danny Willson will take the stage with the Gypsy jazz sextet The Red Carpet Gypsies.
Tickets for the benefit are $10, and all proceeds go to NOFAS. For more information, visit jamminjava.com or call 703-255-1566.