Blake and Jennifer Celebrate their Sweet 16th Anniversary with Jazz Pianist José André Montaño


He performed a fantastic two-hour live jazz concert at the beautiful Sammons Center for the Arts—a 110-year-old historic building in Uptown Dallas. It was an intimate gathering of 130 in an elegant room about the size of a small chapel, and I had the privilege of being the emcee that night. The proceeds of this memorable occasion supported Envision Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind’s outreach missions. José’s profound talents and personality deeply inspired us. He performed along with a bass player, drummer, and as a surprise toward the end, a jazz flautist. Jennifer and I had a splendid visit with him.

A big thank you to all who attended this wonderful concert and for supporting the Envision mission with your ticket purchase. We will always remember that special night of fellowship and those smooth, jazzy tunes.

Our Sweet 16 was one of our most memorable anniversaries to date! Jennifer and I celebrated our special day with the inspirational jazz artist José André Montaño. On March 29th, Envision Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind had the special privilege of hosting our buddy José, who had traveled to Dallas for a special performance. José was born in Bolivia and has been totally blind from birth. He also has Cerebral Palsy. But José hasn’t let his unique challenges hinder his abilities. He has maximized his inspiration to the masses around the world and amazed people of all ages with his top-notch piano-playing skills.

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Stay tuned as our team will have more entertaining events for you soon!

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