Dave Matthews Serenades Bankers as Tisch, Rohatyn Women Honored

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Dave Matthews Serenades Bankers as Tisch, Rohatyn Women Honored

At a Lincoln Center gala that raised $3.1 million Tuesday night, Dave Matthews and Yissy Garcia, a woman drummer with a mohawk, played for Evercore Chief Executive Officer Ralph Schlosstein and Citigroup’s head of corporate and investment banking, Raymond McGuire.

Thank President Obama for giving the bankers the opportunity. After his visit to Cuba, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities sent Matthews and violinist Joshua Bell on a cultural mission to Havana, to drink rum, smoke cigars and play with Cuban musicians.

When Bell came back, he decided to bring the Cubans and Matthews together in New York, and partnered with Lincoln Center to make it happen. Their concert at the Rose Theater became the anchor of Lincoln Center’s Fall Gala, and was taped for broadcast Dec. 16 on PBS as part of the Live from Lincoln Center series.

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