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The Darrell Hammond Project Jan 31, 2015

Darrell Hammond, the longest-tenured cast member in the history of Saturday Night Live, tells his own life story in a one-man show.

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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Fundraising campaign launched for Daniel Jackson

Jazz saxophonist is battling lung cancer

By Jeff Terich
daniel-jackson Daniel Jackson

A new fundraising campaign has been launched to benefit jazz musician Daniel Jackson, who's been diagnosed with lung cancer. Friends and family of the 77-year-old have set up a GoFundMe site to help pay medical bills. 

The campaign has a goal of $50,000 and has raised $1,000 so far. Unlike a Kickstarter campaign, GoFundMe doesn't have to reach a minimum in order for the funds to be used. 

The campaign comes after a recent benefit concert at Dizzy's featuring Joshua White and Charles McPherson that raised more than $5,000 to help Jackson, who's performed with musicians like Ray Charles and Buddy Rich.

"All these people just love Daniel and wanted to play some music and tell some stories," says D.A. Kolodenko, a friend of Jackson's and organizer of the benefit show and the GoFundMe campaign (and a longtime CityBeat columnist). "When you go into it with no expectations, and you raise $5,000 in one week, you feel good about it." 

Those who donate $25 to the cause will receive a live DVD of Jackson performing at Dizzy's, and those who donate $50 will get the DVD and a signed art print of Jackson by Sean McMullen. 

"As soon as people found out about how he had cancer and can't play his horn, it was like... 'We need to do something for him,'" Kolodenko says. "His music made a lot of people happy."

Email jefft@sdcitybeat.com or follow him at @1000TimesJeff




 
 
 
 
 
 
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