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Kenny Burrell in serious trouble

Postby Muskrat » 09 May 2019, 20:59

I've never posted a GoFundMe item here, so don't think of this as a solicitation (thought I did contribute). Just read the account of what Kenny and his wife are going through. And if this can happen to a legendary musician, it can happen to anybody.

Following his 85th birthday concert at Royce Hall, he suffered an accident that led to a two year medical leave. He is still in recovery, on sabbatical, and writing his autobiography, as well as two other books. I am taking care of Kenny at home. His medical expenses exceed our monthly income. Additionally, we were both victims of identity theft and bank fraud, and the bank has refused to return the stolen funds, which totaled more than $60,000. In the process of mismanaging our claim, the bank returned payments I made to creditors, seriously impacting our credit scores. We no longer qualify to rent an apartment or open lines of credit and/or loans. We are also currently in litigation with our HOA which has been costly, such that I have spent almost all of our savings and life insurance policy. We are facing foreclosure and consequent homelessness. I am fearful of homelessness for Kenny’s sake, and terrified of how I will care for him if left without a home. We will have to move out of our apartment in the next 1-2 weeks for demolition, which will include mold remediation, lead abatement, and major construction. None of this will be covered by insurance, and the HOA will pass all of the costs to us.
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Re: Kenny Burrell in serious trouble

Postby fange » 10 May 2019, 06:33

Ah shit. That sucks big time. If there is anyone who can still count as a living jazz legend, it's Kenny Burrell. :cry:
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Re: Kenny Burrell in serious trouble

Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 11 May 2019, 12:53

Are very quickly reaching their $100k target.
Only $5k to go.
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Re: Kenny Burrell in serious trouble

Postby Muskrat » 11 May 2019, 16:38

They’ve now exceeded their goal!
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Re: Kenny Burrell in serious trouble

Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 11 May 2019, 20:49

Now $112k raised!
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Re: Kenny Burrell in serious trouble

Postby Muskrat » 12 May 2019, 22:19

Now $127K!
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Re: Kenny Burrell in serious trouble

Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 17 May 2019, 01:02

Now $193k
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Re: Kenny Burrell in serious trouble

Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 24 May 2019, 16:31

Kenny now has over $230k free money.
How much money does an 85 year old duffer need?
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Re: Kenny Burrell in serious trouble

Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 24 May 2019, 17:35

Kenny now has over $230k free money.
How much money does an 85 year old duffer need?
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Re: Kenny Burrell in serious trouble

Postby Charlie O. » 24 May 2019, 18:23

Depending on what his various expenses are, that $230k may not go terribly far.

Still and all... good for them.
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Re: Kenny Burrell in serious trouble

Postby Muskrat » Yesterday, 06:22

They were only looking for 4100K. I knew he's played the onstage guitarist in the OBC of "Bye, Bye Birdie"; but just found out that he played on "Try Me" and possibly other James Brown sessions. That's got to be worth a couple bucks in tribute.
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