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!
It is with heavy hearts that our family must relay the news of Urbie's passing. He died peacefully during sleep on December 31st, 2018. We have started a new separate fundraiser (as suggested by GoFundMe) to help offset the costs of upcoming funeral and memorial services. If received, any further funds donated to this original fundraiser will go towards medical bills that remain. Below is a link to Urbie's new Funeral & Medical Fundraiser. Thank you for your continued support and kindness.
Sincerely, ~The Green Family
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