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Robert J. Tuzzo Joins The Jazz Arts Project’s Board of Directors

Robert J. Tuzzo is the newest member of the board of directors of the Jazz Arts Project in Red Bank, N.J.

04/15/2013 (press release: totalfinancial) // Robert J. Tuzzo

Red Bank, N.J. – The Jazz Arts Project, the Red Bank N.J. non-profit organization, announced today that Robert J. Tuzzo will join their board of directors. Mr. Tuzzo is the owner and CEO of Total Financial Concepts Inc., a financial services and personal financial planning company located in Edison, N.J. He has been a long time supporter of the Jazz Arts Project and now as a member of the board he hopes to further assist the group in their stated mission to, “preserve, promote and perpetuate the American musical art form known as jazz.”

Bob Tuzzo is also a lifelong musician and recently had an opportunity to perform at the Jazz Arts Project’s 6th Annual Frank Sinatra Birthday Bash held on December 7, 2012. Tuzzo is a singer and drummer who began performing professionally at the ripe old age of ten. From this early start he would eventually play in some of the hottest nightclubs in New Jersey. His popular trio known as FDR Drive played from 1972 through 1985 on the same bill with many legendary bands such as The Platters, Len Barry, The Earls, The Dovells and the Shirelles.

In 1985 Bob left FDR Drive to focus on his career and to devote 100% of his time to the financial services industry. He is now the owner and CEO of Total Financial Concepts, Inc., an integrated financial planning services firm located in Edison, N.J. However music was and still is a big part of Tuzzo’s life. He has worked closely over the years with the board of the Jazz Arts Project so it was no surprise when they recently asked Bob if he would consider joining them; an invitation that he enthusiastically accepted.

In commenting on being appointed to the board of the Jazz Arts Project Bob said, “I am very excited to be part of the Jazz Arts Project’s board of directors. This will allow me to utilize my experience in the financial services industry to help grow the financial health of the organization which will ultimately perpetuate and reignite interest in this wonderful art form.” Bob Tuzzo’s experience and expertise will certainly help grow the financial arm and sponsorships of the Jazz Arts Project but from the sounds of it his role won’t be limited to spreadsheets, ledgers and fund raisers. “I hope to bring new and fresh ideas to the organization that will help us continue to nurture the rising talent of young students interested in jazz,” said Tuzzo.

The Jazz Arts Project is instrumental in introducing jazz music to young students. They hold educational workshops and special programs designed especially for young students, many of whom have never seen or held a musical instrument. Jazz Arts Projects camps teach youngsters about music and get them interested in jazz in the hopes that their appreciation will help to preserve and grow this great American art form and captivate their interest for years to come.

About Jazz Arts Project: Jazz Arts Project is a 501(c) 3 non-profit professional presenting organization whose stated mission is, “to preserve, promote and perpetuate the American musical art form known as jazz.” As part of their on-going mission they produce numerous events each year ranging from intimate jazz cafe nights such as the Summer Jazz Cafe at Two River theater to large scale events at festivals and concert halls such as the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, N.J. The Jazz Arts Project also provides numerous educational workshops and special programs for youth such as the Jazz Arts Academy, a year-round comprehensive training program providing real world experience to aspiring teen jazz musicians.

About Total Financial Concepts: Total Financial Concepts is a comprehensive financial services company dedicated to providing exceptional integrated financial services. Understanding clients’ goals and objectives and helping them meet their unique needs is the number one priority at Total Financial Concepts. They have over 40 years experience in the financial services industry, making them uniquely positioned to help their clients achieve their economic and personal goals. The staff at Total Financial Concepts, including its vice president, Todd J. Jakubik, CFP® has been selected for their expertise in the financial services most relevant to the needs of their clients such as asset management, wealth accumulation, retirement planning, estate planning, business planning, life insurance, health insurance, long term care insurance and disability income and overhead expense insurance.

For more information about Total Financial Concepts visit their website or call 732-225-7404.

Robert J. Tuzzo and Todd J. Jakubik are registered representatives of and Securities and Investment Advisory services exclusively offered through Hornor, Townsend & Kent, Inc., (HTK), Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC, Raritan Plaza I – Raritan Center, 110 Fieldcrest Ave, 3rd FL, Edison, NJ 08818. 732-225-0777. Total Financial Concepts, Inc. and other listed entities are unaffiliated with HTK.

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