Colon joins a lineup which includes Michael McDonald and Darius Rucker.
Commenting on the tribute concert, Colon stated, “I am honored to have the opportunity to participate with Michael McDonald and Darius Rucker in this tribute concert for Stevie Wonder. The MMRF is one of the nation’s most groundbreaking cancer research organizations and I hope that our involvement will help find a cure for this rare cancer.”
“We are so thankful to have Javier Colon, Michael McDonald and Darius Rucker joining us,” said Kathy Giusti, Founder and CEO of the MMRF and a myeloma patient. “The support of these talented musicians will help the MMRF continue our urgent work to bring patients new treatments.”
More on Javier Colon [Courtesy of MMRF]:
In August 2011, Javier Colon was nominated for the Teen Choice Awards Breakout Artist of the Year following his June 2011 win on the inaugural season of NBC’s The Voice. Colon, who grew up in Connecticut’s Fairfield County, formerly performed as lead singer for The Derek Trucks Band and EmCQ, a neo-funk group dedicated to the legacy of Stevie Wonder among others. Colon’s debut album with Universal Republic Records is slated for a November 2011 launch.
Source: MMRF – September 30, 2011