By: Art Jackson
Newport Beach, CA
September 16, 2011
By: Rhonda Kilpatrick
Last night the stars came out to honor one of their own at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Amphitheater in Newport Beach, California which held the "Friends of Jeff Golub All Star Benefit Concert" to help raise money for blues-rock guitarist Golub to offset his growing medical bills due to the loss of his eyesite. Being escorted on stage by his son, Jeff received a roaring round of applause out of appreciation of his music that has comforted many.
The standing only crowd of fans were treated to an ALL-STAR lineup of today's Smooth Jazz artists performing along with Jeff himself; Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Eric Marienthal, Jeff Lorber, Kirk Whalum, Marcus Miller, Mindi Abair, Peter White, Phillipe Saisse, Rick Braun and Warren Hill among many more.
Blind New Orleans Pianst Henry Butler
Photo By: Barb Susan
Blind pianist from New Orleans Henry Butler was also one of those artists performing and who just happens to be on the road on tour currently with Jeff. Read our April 2011 interview with Henry here at: http://www.smoothjazzmag.com/news.php?news_id=20).
Being diagnosed with collapsed optical nerves, a rare but not unheard of condition. Golub is currently undergoing extensive testing with eye specialists in hope of a cure for his blindness, but neither the testing nor any eventual fix to the problem are cheap, thus the benefit show on his behalf.
All the proceeds raised will go towards the Jeff Golubs Medical Expenses. Which should be noted that the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach venue donated the space for the event, as all staff working donated their time to contribute for this worthy cause that was put on by Neko Productions.
Another benefit concert will be held next month by guitartist Chieli Minucci & Special EFX.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Daniel Street Club, 21 Daniel Street, Milford, CT 06460
Doors open at 7:00 PM, Show starts at 8:00 PM
Featuring Special Guest, Violinist Karen Briggs
Jeff Golub Medical Expenses account for that purpose. Any donation would go a long way to help cover the costs of Jeff finding sight again.
To donate via Paypal click "Donate".
To pay by check please make checks payable to "Jeff Golub Medical Expenses" and mail to:
Helene M. Cohen, CPA
228 4th Avenue N. #3
Franklin, TN 37064
(978) 246-5992 Fax.
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