Christmas is traditionally a time of giving; but Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame member and Jazz musician Lewis Custode doesn’t wait for Christmas…he gives all year long.

And Custode’s gift is his music!

On December 20, Custode and musical partner Steve Parisi will be streaming a holiday concert to benefit The Salvation Army of the Greater Niagara region.

The festivities begin at 6:30pm and fans can tune in on Facebookat

Along with some jazzed up holiday classics by Custode and Parisi; the night of festive music will feature performances from Custode’s daughter – Grammy nominated artist Christina, Steve’s wife Kristen, and son Stephen Jr on bass.

Niagara Falls and western New York residents have long seen Lewis Custode playing his trumpet alongside a Salvation Army Red Kettle during the holidays.  This year, the Covid-19 pandemic has changed everything and has kept musicians away from live performances.  Not to be deterred from his annual tradition of musical contributions, Custode and his partner Steve Parisi have taken to the digital airwaves to aid in the fundraising efforts.

One hundred percent of the funds donated to the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign stay in the western New York area to aid those in need.  With the impact of the pandemic, that need is at an all time high.

The goal for the 2020 campaign in $100,000; but with less than two weeks remaining in the campaign, contributions have reached only about half of that goal.

A dedicated donation link will be available during Custode and Parisi’s performance.

feature photo credit: Custode and Parisi Facebook page