Mary Ellen Desmond vocalist

In addition to the requirements of socially distanced seating, wearing of face masks and proof of vaccination will be required for admission to the concert on Sunday December 12th at 6 pm. Please don't forget to bring it with you! Continue to scroll this page for complete information for the concert.

The concert will also be available bylive stream. If you attend virtually, viewing is free, but if you would like to make a contribution to the benefit you can do so on a pay-as-you-wish basis. Click on the DONATE button below which will take you directly to Action Wellness.  Please remember to make your donation In Honor of the Comfort & Joy Concert.


     Jazz vocalist Mary Ellen Desmond's annual holiday jazz benefit    

     concert will be performed for its 18th year on Sunday December   

     12th 2021.

     The Comfort & Joy Concert 2021 proceeds will be received

     by Action Wellness (formerly Action AIDS) a Philadelphia non-             profit organization offering support & services to lives affected by 


     Four of Philadelphia's finest jazz musicians will be performing

     with Ms. Desmond - Tom Lawton on piano, Larry McKenna on

     tenor saxophone, Lee Smith on bass, and Dan Monaghan on


    Seating will be socially distanced and wearing of face masks

    and proof of vaccination for admission will be mandatory.
    Admission charged at the door the day of the concert.

    Only cash or personal checks accepted. No advance ticket sales.