The 2019 Council on Brain Injury Award, sponsored by Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP, is proud to recognize The Jazz Sanctuary as the Organization Winner.
Led by Alan Segal, this non-profit has taken on the mission of bringing joy and the lessons of jazz music to the brain injury community. Mr. Segal sustained a brain injury in 2006. Not only did he learn to walk and talk again, he was inspired to give back to the community who helped in his recovery. He created The Jazz Sanctuary, a group of accomplished jazz musicians who regularly perform throughout the area. For the past several years, the Jazz Sanctuary has performed at a variety of brain injury events which include Camp Cranium, ReDiscoverU, the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania’s annual conference and the Council on Brain Injury’s annual golf tournament, David’s Drive. The hope of the Jazz Sanctuary is to bring the joy of music and the message of jazz to the brain injury community.