Concert to benefit Twin Towers Orphan Fund

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The Janks will perform a benefit show Thursday at the Malibu Inn for the Twin Towers Orphan Fund.

The Janks First Annual Twin Towers Orphan Fund Benefit Show will take place Thursday, 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., at The Malibu Inn. One hundred percent of net proceeds from ticket sales after cost of event will be donated to the fund. Additional donations will also be welcome at the event.

The Janks is an up-and-coming band from Southern California that plays original songs inspired by a wide variety of musical styles including folk, jazz, classical, blues, etc. The band is currently working on material for their second full-length independent record release and is playing numerous live shows in California. The Janks got their band name from the undeniable “janky” quality of some of their childhood friends, according to the band’s MySpace Web page. Its founding members-Zack Zmed (vocals, guitar, keys, lyrics), Garth Herberg (guitar, keys, lyrics, orchestral arrangements) and Jesse Brown (bass, percussion)-began playing together in early 2005. They then independently recorded the album “Delicate Mouthfeels” in Porterville, Calif. shortly before moving back to L.A. County and adding Landon Young (drums) to complete the mix.

The Twin Towers Orphan Fund was founded on Sept. 12, 2001 for the sole purpose of providing educational and welfare assistance to the children who were orphaned (who lost one or both parents) by the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The mission of the Twin Towers Orphan Fund is to provide long-term higher educational assistance and mental and physical healthcare assistance for children who lost parents in the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon or onboard the four downed airliners, and children of victims of future terrorist attacks.

Tickets are $12 at the door. The Malibu Inn is located at 22969 Pacific Coast Hwy.

More information about the band, can be obtained on line at www.myspace.com/thejanks. Other artists performing at the event include The Atma (www.myspace.com/theatma) and King Washington (www.myspace.com/kingwashington).