My Friends

Arrow Up

Arrow Up
Arrow Down
,
  • Sat
    25
  • Sun
    26
  • Mon
    27
  • Tue
    28
  • Wed
    29
  • Thu
    30
  • Fri
    31
Wacky Wonky Walk & Kids Festival Oct 25, 2014 A walk and festival featuring a Willy Wonka theme, games and activities everywhere. There will also be Phil's BBQ available for purchase and proceeds benefit the San Diego Center for Children. 88 other events on Saturday, October 25
 
Film
Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Theater
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays
News
City’s contract tweaks both tighten and loosen requirements
Theater
A review of Cygnet Theatre’s production of Sam Shepard drama tops our coverage of local plays
Editorial
From San Diego City Council and Congress to Secretary of State and all the proposition, we have your ballot covered

 

 
Log in to use your Facebook account with
San Diego CityBeat

Login With Facebook Account

Recent Activity on San Diego CityBeat
 
. . . .
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




 
 
 
 
 
 
Close
Close
Close