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Jazz Legend Julian Priester Could Use Your Help
by Dave Segal
on Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 10:36 AM
Retired Cornish College of the Arts professor and revered avant-garde jazz trombonist/composer Julian Priester (aka Pepo Mtoto) has been struggling with kidney problems, which prevent him from touring, thereby cutting off his primary source of income. Therefore, Priester and his wife are facing financial hardship. Friends have set up a page on a fundraising site called youcaring.com to help them take care of healthcare costs.
Priester has been a fixture on Seattle's jazz scene for 35 years and has played with an impressive array of world-class musicians, including Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Herbie Hancock, Max Roach, Sunn O))), and Charlie Haden.
Read more about Priester's predicament and donate money to the cause, if you can, here.