Photo by John Francis Peters
Here is a Narratively piece diving into Ken's life story and how he began playing music: The Sax Man Who Took the Hollywood Bowl Tunnel
This LA Times interview with Ken from 1991 (!) was just 9 years into Ken's iconic stint at the Bowl tunnel.
Ken holds a special place in many people's hearts. He's often the first memory people have of the Hollywood Bowl as they walk through the tunnel to access the Bowl and hear his jazz tunes floating down the hallway. No matter what, Ken is always posted up playing music for all to enjoy with his dog Sandy keeping him company.
With the Hollywood Bowl canceling their entire season due to Covid-19 he finds himself in a precarious position, being unable to receive his usual source of income and it's unclear if government assistance will be available to him.
Ken is a Hollywood institution and whether he is playing music or chatting people up around town while out walking his dog, he is a swell fellow and really needs our help right now.
If you donated to Ken in the past or wished that you had a dollar in your pocket at the time, please throw a dollar in this hat to help this kind and compassionate fellow make it through until the 2021 season.
Every dollar donated will go directly to Ken to assist him with his living expenses during this time.
About me: My name is Lorn Conner and I am a longtime friend of Ken Warfield. I am a concert junkie - so of course I met Ken at the Hollywood Bowl tunnel - and I used to run a video concert blog called You Tell Concerts. I also run the annual Happy Coachella Campaign.