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Urbie Green's Medical Fund

$20,635 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 343 people in 4 months


If you are a fan of Jazz, you may be well aware of the artistry of my father, Urbie Green. He is a legendary Trombonist and has had a career that can only be compared to those top performers who came before him; a career that has inspired millions and brought joy to so many. 

In his early days, he was a prodigy and went on the road to support his family during the Great Depression. After being scouted and joining Big Bands, he played with the likes of Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Sinatra.

It is now, in his senior years where we find ourselves as a family, struggling to support him, as he has fallen on several medical challenges.

Over the years, it has become increasingly difficult to keep up with medical bills, as Urbie has had several health problems at the age of 91.

We ask, humbly, as a family striving to support him, to contribute anything you can to assist him in his later years.

Without going into detail, you can imagine at this age, there are many issues he is facing. Proceeds will help pay for doctor's visits, medical procedures, medication, physical therapy, assisted living, etc.

We ask, please, that you find it in your heart, to contribute to his well being, and help support the challenge of allowing him to remain comfortable in these golden years.

Thank you so much for your generosity!

~ The Green Family
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An amazing moment: Urbie records with an all-star band for Frank Sinatra's "L.A. is my Lady" led by producer Quincy Jones, captured on the documentary, "Portrait of an Album"... Enjoy!

Thanks for the continued contributions towards Urbie's fundraiser. Any amount goes a long way!

All the best,

~ The Green Family

https://vimeo.com/246937215
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Contributions have been helping greatly as Urbie is currently able to have care given at home during the Holidays. Thank you so much to all of your support and well wishes!

Here's Urbie playing "Quadrabones" from his LP "Bein' Green".

Many thanks for the continued support,

~ The Green Family

https://youtu.be/2aQQS8phCro
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Urbie insists on improvising his own four bars during filming of "The Benny Goodman Story".

https://www.facebook.com/groups/229383160845/permalink/10155004053045846/
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We wanted to give a shout out to so many amazing people contributing and leaving such thoughtful remarks on Urbie's career and their personal experiences with him.

We are trying to respect his wishes and privacy, but we want you to know that your contributions have greatly helped take care of his health needs, allowing him to remain comfortable at home, and get the care he needs.

We are so grateful to the jazz community and urge everyone to keep spreading the message. If you know of an organization or cause that may help, please feel free to share the GoFundMe link:

https://www.gofundme.com/UrbieGreen

All the best to you and Happy Holidays!

~ The Green Family
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Raised by 343 people in 4 months
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