Todd’s piece, which made its debut this past weekend at the Ken East jazz bands’ performance at the Las Vegas Invitational Jazz Festival, had an effect not only on musicians there, but on Aguglia himself.
“I couldn’t even announce it,” he said. “I started to ... and I started choking up. I had to leave the stage. I went backstage and bawled my eyes out.
“That’s how you know you have a good piece.”
Information on how people can contribute to continuing relief funds for those affected by the Sandy Hook shootings will be provided at the concert.
IF YOU GO * WHAT: Kenmore East Spring Concert, including musical tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting * WHEN: 7 p.m. today * WHERE: Kenmore East High School, 350 Fries Road, Town of Tonawanda