[JPL] Re: Andrew D'Angelo

Christopher Jentsch jentsch at earthlink.net
Tue Feb 5 07:27:42 EST 2008

February 1, 2008

On Friday, January 25, 2008 world-renowned saxophonist/composer Andrew 
D'Angelo suffered a major seizure while driving in Brooklyn, NY. Tests 
in the hospital revealed a large tumor in his brain. Andrew will 
undergo brain surgery at some point in the next few weeks. At this 
time, it is believed that the tumor is not cancerous, but this will not 
be confirmed until a biopsy is performed.

Like many Americans, Andrew has no health insurance. A fund has been 
established to help with the costs of his surgery and recovery. 
Donations can be sent via PayPal at donate at andrewdangelo.com. We deeply 
appreciate any efforts that can be made to spread the word about 
Andrew's situation.

Benefit concerts are currently being planned for New York City and 
Boston. More information about these concerts will be posted on 
www.andrewdangelo.com as soon as it is available.

Andrew D'Angelo, born 1966 in Seattle, Washington is one of the key 
members of Brooklyn's avant-garde jazz community. His work as a 
composer, performer, and bandleader has been a pivotal influence on his 
peers, as well as on younger generations of musicians. Andrew first 
achieved worldwide notoriety as a member of Human Feel with his 
longtime friends Jim Black, Chris Speed, and Kurt Rosenwinkel. After 
moving to Brooklyn in 1986 he joined the downtown music community 
centered around the Knitting Factory, working with musicians like Mark 
Dresser, Erik Friedlander, Bobby Previte, and many other leading 
artists. He is also currently a member of the Matt Wilson Quartet and 
Hilmar Jensson's band Tyft. Skirl Records released "Skadra Degis," the 
debut of Andrew's trio with Jim Black and Trevor Dunn on January 31, 

For more information, please visit:

Chris Jentsch
jentsch at earthlink.net

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