Here’s a chance to enjoy an evening of jazz and give to a great cause—Dr. Jazz and his Chez Says Band will be at Kelly’s Outer Banks Tavern raising funds for the Community Care Clinic of Dare County on Friday night.

Dr. Jazz, better known as Dr. John Sanchez, family care physician in Nags Head, is trumpet player and leader of the Chez Says Band and he’s been playing trumpet ever since he got to the Outer Banks ten or twelve years ago.

The Community Care Clinic is a resource for residents who have fallen though the cracks of the healthcare system and don’t have insurance. It is not a government agency—it does get some funds from the county but most of its funding comes from donations and grants and grants are becoming harder and harder to get.

This is the fourth year that Dr. Jazz has played at Kelly’s to help raise funds for the Clinic. But his with the Clinic doesn’t stop there—he has been volunteering his services one evening a month since 2005…and he’s not the only medical professional who has been pitching in. Along with a small paid staff, there is a regular rotation of medical professionals who volunteer their time.

The evening promises to be a great win/win—good jazz and a great cause.