Kenny Burrell facing serious health challenges

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  1. russintexas

    russintexas Member

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    He's not doing well and is about to be evicted from his home, according to his wife.

    If you'd like to learn more or contribute, here's the gofundme info: https://gf.me/u/sqi7ry
     
  2. Matt L

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    That really upsets me to hear that they’ve even been put in that position, especially at that age.
     
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    Oh man this is awful news. Kenny is one of my heroes, I wish him all the best.
     
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    That's terrible. I thought I had just recently read that he was a department head at a Cal college? Maybe it was an older article. I hope Mr. Burrell is comfortable and surrounded by loved ones, and that he is able to keep his space!
     
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    If even a skinflint like me can contribute, so should you!
     
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    Damn. And to go with that thread about music and coincidences.... I played Burrell at dinner tonight without knowing about this news. So sad.
     
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    Bump so more people see this.
     
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    I'm in and so should all of us that know who and what Kenny Burrell is!
     
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    What the hell is wrong with this world. Everything.
     
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    http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/jazz-ucla-faculty-chair-guitar-great-kenny-burrell

    "The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music has received $1.2 million to establish the Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies. The Herb Alpert Foundation provided the lead gift of $500,000, which was matched by funds from the UCLA chancellor’s office. An additional $200,000 came from more than 150 donors, including members of the Friends of Jazz at UCLA, which was established in 2003.

    The new endowed chair, which is expected to be filled by fall 2019, will help attract a senior faculty member who will add teaching power to UCLA’s new global jazz studies bachelor’s degree program
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    So, you're telling me that late last year UCLA raised $1.2 million to establish a "chair" in the man's name. Meanwhile, the man's medical expenses exceed his income and he may be evicted.

    Something isn't adding up right with this story,.
     
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    EDIT: The GoFundMe for Burrell is confirmed to NOT BE A SCAM. This legend is in a desperate situation and needs help. Please don't hesitate to donate, it's been confirmed real, keep reading further posts in this thread.

    ________________________________________________________________________
    Alert everyone, do NOT donate to this GoFundMe as it may be a scam. I believe you can cancel your donations as well:



     
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    I’d like to know if it is a scam because if not I am definitely planning to contribute. KB is one of my all time faves and I’ve spent countless joyful hours listening to his music as well as hours trying to play along and learn as much his music as I can. Let’s hope this is a terrible hoax.
     
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    I have no problem helping a legend like Kenny out, but I need to find out if there's any shred of truth to this story before I donate one cent!
     
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    Not me!
    Like David St Hubbins, I believe everything I read.

    How can I donate my 63 Strat?
     
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    Sadly, it seems like it will be confirmed to be true:

     
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    I just heard about this, pretty terrible situation.
     
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    I have done my part, and hope you will too.

    We need to honor the true masters.
     

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