Brian and Lisa Tannebaum’s A Toast to Innocence event was held on April 14, 2018, from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm at the Tannebaum’s. The event raised $30,000.00 to help free the wrongfully incarcerated in Florida. A Toast to Innocence event was an evening to taste and buy wine, enjoy live music and food, all to benefits were donated to the Innocence Project of Florida. This year’s special guest was Derrick Williams, who spent 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
Music was presented by The Jon Saxx experience. Jon Saxx was voted Best Local Jazz Artist in South Florida by Miami New Times in 2008 and has performed with Najee, Montell Jordan, Howard Hewitt, and Monthly National Anthem Performances for the Miami Heat. His musical inspiration, Mr. Wright, his saxophone teacher taught him to go beyond playing the music, to make the music a reality for himself and for his audience! Witnessing Jon Saxx in his element, whether or not his eyes are hidden under one of his trademark hats or his fantasy 3 piece suits, you realize you’re watching a man possessed by the spirit of jazz that’s as natural as his own heartbeat.