This weekend the jazz community lost a master of the bass and I lost a dear friend. Dwayne Burno & I started playing together in 1988 at Berklee College of Music in Boston and remained friends ever since. Dwayne was a first call bassist for legends like Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, Roy Haynes and countless others. I think the only thing that Dwayne loved as much as music was his wife Wendy and his 7 year old son Quinn. Please help them with this transition stage in their lives while the grieve the loss of Dwayne. Any amount will help. Thanks, Ted
Our dear pal Griffin Rodriguez, who engineered the Ted Sirota Rebel Souls CD “Breeding Resistance”, was in a serious bike accident resulting in brain and neck injury. He has been in critical care for four days and getting the best medical care money can buy at Cedar Sinai. Thankfully he’s out of ICU but is still hospitalized-
He’s talking and improving daily but he’s going to need our help now and going forward with medical bills, therapy, a possible future neck surgery and rehabilitation. Please give ANYTHING you can…even $5, and please post and SHARE with friends. Musicians unite, humans unite. Griff’s a dear, dear soul and deserves our love. If you don’t know him, skip a latte and pay it forward to a very worthy soul. (It’ll feel good, I promise.) All donations are going straight to Griff and Jane’s account even though the profile has my name on it since I made the page. Five thousand people donating $20.00 will get us to our goal. Spread the word.
And Jane wants everyone to WEAR YOUR HELMETS, Griff had his on, thank god.
Also, if you want to be the ultimate helper here, please don’t only rely on folks seeing this gofundme link you’re (hopefully) going to share on FB. I’m sure many of Griff’s friends will miss it by not being online right when it’s visible in their feed. Please email people you know who care and would want to help out with http://www.gofundme.com/donate4griffinincluded in your email. Thank you, Angel person, for helping out.
(Also some have asked about sending checks. Their home address is
2239 Alcyona Drive
La, Ca 90068 )