Voices for Vista: LIVE & Online

Thank You for Joining Us

Singing the praises of the many services provided for those with vision loss, Vista Center held a live + streamed benefit concert featuring “sultry songstress” Tammi Brown on June 7th. Thanks to our incredible community of supporters, Voices for Vista was a great success! We raised almost $60,000 for the visually impaired community, exceeding our goal by $10,000. Vista Center extends our heartfelt gratitude to you for your participation in this event and your monumental support.

This lively and entertaining event brought together new and long-term supporters of Vista Center to help fund life-changing programs and services for thousands of people living with vision loss.

Couldn’t join? Watch the full program below:

If you would like to support Vista Center’s life-changing programs, please click here.

Sponsored by:

Allison Lee Condit Foundation
Amy Beal and Larry Polansky
Bill and Sue Miklos
Bob Geyer
Brian Staufenbiel and Nicole Paiment
Carin Hanna
Christy Tall
Community Health Trust of Pajaro Valley
Craft Gallery
Diane Landy
Erik’s DeliCafe
Frank and Mary Fritsch
Gail & Larry Siegel
Jacob Young Financial Services
Jennifer Maka
John and Susan Glass
Mike and Melanie Freitas
New Leaf
Patrice Maginnis and Eric Rice
Perla Kohs
Roberto Manduchi
Santa Cruz County Bank
Sharon Hudson
The Arora Collective
The Wedeen Hammer Locatelli Group at Morgan Stanley

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Tammi Brown – The Sultry Songstress

Tammi Brown has performed with some of the most notable music industry icons known to the world including music producers and artists Quincy Jones, Bobby McFerrin, Lauren Monroe & Rick Allen (Def Leppard), the Alan Parsons Project, Stanley Jordan, Dr. Maya Angelou, Joan Baez, Spyro Gyra, and Eric Bibb – to name a few.

She is currently a vocalist in the ten-time Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin’s vocal group, Motion, and also in the two-time Grammy Award-nominated vocal ensemble The Cultural Heritage Choir led by the Legendary Linda Tillery. She is also the ‘Voice’ for the award-winning The Lost American Jazzbook project that recently won the 18th annual Independent Music Awards for Best Jazz Album with Vocals.

Tammi’s music journey has placed her on several stages in more than ten countries worldwide.

Learn more at Tammi Brown – The Sultry Songstress.

About Vista

With the belief that vision loss is no longer a barrier to independence, Vista Center empowers those who are blind or visually impaired to embrace life to the fullest through evaluation, counseling, education and training. We serve over 3,700 people aged 3-107 a year, many of whom are your friends and neighbors.

  • Vista builds community and combats isolation. Our services level the playing field, giving people with vision loss a chance to live rich, rewarding and independent lives. Like taking a walk in the woods with others – getting out of your house – expands your physical and emotional environments.
  • We build self-sufficiency. Imagine interviewing for a job when you can’t see non-verbal clues. Or losing your sight halfway through your career. Vista gives and restores the skills you need to address obstacles like these – and flourish!
  • We help people advocate for themselves. The most-feared disability is losing your sight. And it’s not easy to ask for help, which can be hard to find because so few  people deal with vision loss. Vista fills that gap. We take a holistic approach, meeting clients where they are to define what they can do (rather than what they cannot). Our team of experts create a personalized plan to maximize remaining vision.

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View 2021 virtual event video