Sunday, February 10, 2008

SAXOPHONIST ANDREW D'ANGELO HAS BRAIN TUMOR

(photo from downtownmusic.net)
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@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".

So far for the press release. The latest news I heard is that Skirl Records will use the income from the sales of his latest CD Skadra Degis to help cover the costs. So buying the CD will help him.

You can buy the CD from Skirl Records.

1 comment:

ghostrancedance said...

There's a Benefit Concert for Andrew D'Angelo

Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
Chapel Performance Space
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N. 4th Floor
Seattle, WA, USA

Featuring:
Cuong Vu
Bill Frisell
Wayne Horvitz
Robin Holcomb
Eyvind Kang
Greg Sinibaldi
Andrew Swanson
Luke Bergman
Chris Icasiano
Aaron Otheim