For James Chance and Judy Taylor

This campaign is to benefit James Chance and his longtime partner Judy Taylor. 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 not been able to perform since. Then in October of 2020, Judy passed away due to a long-term debilitating illness, worsening the situation for James.
James' father Donald Siegfried who had been James' lifeline of 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 are able to give at this time 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.


Fundraising team (3)

David Siegfried
Organizer
Raised $4,082 from 53 donations
Chicago, IL
David Siegfried
Beneficiary
Mary Siegfried Koehler
Team member
Raised $280 from 5 donations

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