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For James Chance (James White)

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This campaign is to benefit James Chance aka James White (James Siegfried). James is known as a musician, saxophonist, singer, songwriter, and one of the leaders of the Funk / /Punk / Jazz / No Wave movements that began in the late 1970s in downtown New York City, with his groundbreaking groups The Contortions and James White and the Blacks.
James currently lives in New York and has been severely affected by personal health issues. James had to cut short a European tour due to a sudden health crisis and has been unable to perform since. Then in October of 2020, James' long-time partner Judy Taylor passed away due to a years-long debilitating illness, worsening the situation for James. James turned 70 years old on 04/20/2023.
James' father Donald Siegfried who had been providing financial support during his health crisis, died rather suddenly, and his mother, Jean Siegfried, had to be relocated to a memory care facility, leaving little in the way of family funds to continue financial support to James and Judy.
Any donations you can give will be going directly to cover the cost of James's medical and living expenses, and any funds beyond his immediate needs will go into a retirement fund for James.
James and the Siegfried family will be very grateful for any amount that you can contribute, as the funds will lift a burden from the Siegfried family as we are all concerned over James's welfare.



  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 9 d
  • Iris Barndt
    • $15 
    • 25 d
  • Judy Riha
    • $20 
    • 25 d
  • Edward Colton
    • $20 
    • 27 d
  • Andrew Lund
    • $50 
    • 27 d

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David Siegfried
Chicago, IL
David Siegfried
Mary Koehler
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