Benefit For Jason Yarde
@ the 606 Club
14 November 2022
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Featured artists: pianists Julian Joseph,
Andrew McCormack, John Donaldson, Jessica Lauren & Nikki Yeoh.
Saxophonists Soweto Kinch, Tony Kofi & Denys Baptiste. Singers
Eska Mtungwasi; Chantelle Duncan, Sabina Desir, Juliet Roberts,
Eska mtungwazi & Heidi Vogel.
On the evening of Friday 7th October, at
Pavillon République in Toulouse, France, much-loved father,
brother, friend and phenomenal composer/musician Jason Yarde suffered
a massive stroke while on stage performing.
It was extremely lucky that paramedics were at
the gig and quickly got Jason to the hospital. A bleed was found
on his brain. Having caught it so fast, Jason was operated on swiftly
in the hospital, and as a result, we are relieved to say they are
now discussing next steps and his return to the UK. Some may know
that Jason also underwent heart surgery in November 2020, so he
was in a fragile state before the incident.
When Jason returns to the UK, those who love him
want to ensure he can focus on his rehabilitation and not worry
about how to afford what will be substantial costs including any
physiotherapy, massage therapy, accommodation and living costs.
“Big bro needs a rest. Knowing him, he’ll
likely want to dust himself off quickly and busy himself in various
ways even after this, but he now needs all of our help to make sure
he does exactly the opposite for a while. With suitable recovery
plans and care in place we can rightfully aim to get him back to
full health and making more world-class contributions as a musician,
composer, arranger, father and brother. He has been a somewhat unsung
musical hero to many, including me, and I’d personally like
to see this as an opportunity to both support him in his full and
steady recovery and hopefully do some of that long overdue singing.”
We call on as many of you as possible to be part
of Jason’s village and help him on the road to recovery and
While we work out just how much will be needed,
we’re setting an initial £50k target to get things started.
We are living through a real cost-of-living crisis, so please know
any contribution will be wholeheartedly appreciated.
Please share this Crowdfunder as widely as possible
to your networks and help us give Jason the peace of mind to know
he can simply focus on getting better.
Also, look out for additional fun ways to support
via events and activities led by some of Jason’s people.
here to donate...