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Phil Ranelin Needs our Love and Support!
Legendary jazz musician Phil Ranelin recently suffered a debilitating stroke.  Phil has been a wonderful friend to all of us and an inspiration to reach for your goals through his fantastic music.  He's given so much, but now Phil needs each and everyone of us.
The Vibe Tribe Shows Up!
Phil recently did what he loves the most - thrilled an audience with a Charlie Parker tribute concert at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  Phil knew something wasn't right as he was feeling weak during the show.  Soon after the stroke hit our friend and now he's laid up in a care facility.  He's doing fairly well mentally but physical he's paralyzed on one side and unable to get around.
We are hoping to raise 50,000 dollars for this great man.  We know that there are many in Phil's Vibe Tribe, so if can encourage 1000 of your tribe-sters to give fifty dollars each, Phil and his loving family, led by his loving daughters Trudy and Tracy, can rest easy for a year or two, knowing that he can mend and continue to be the great friend that we all know and love.
Let's be real - Phil is a jazz musician.  He's not exactly a Rockefeller if you get what I mean.  He's in it for the love and his spiritual gift has been to create music for all of us regardless of the financial burdens being a true artist often entails.
Phil is a loving and humble man. We all know that. Now's the time to step up and help us raise the funds so that Phil can:
1 - Move to a better long term care facility. The joint he is in right now is not up to any of our standards.
2 - Have his therapy and bills paid for as he heals.
3 - Eventually move back to Indiana where his wonderful family can be nearby and take care of his every need on this road to recovery.
For now Phil's music may be silenced, but his heart is not.  He loves you all and wants you to know that he wishes he could be the one helping others, as he has so often in the past.
So here we go, hit play on Phil's classic composition JAMAICAN SUNRISE and take the time to show up for Phil, our brother, our friend, our father and our man, Phil Ranelin !
Thank you from Phil's family. 
We can do it!

"Jamaican Sunrise," Phil Ranelin and Friends

p.s. Please share this campaign on your facebook or other social media so that the word can get out.  Thank you again! 

Here's a photo of Phil with his daughters Trudy, Tracy and niece Tiarra, taken at the Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis ! 



  • Dennis Busacker
    • $85 
    • 1 yr
  • Guenter Herke
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Sören Fischer
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Declan McGuinness
    • $25 
    • 2 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Stephen Auerbach
Santa Monica, CA
Trudy Ranelin-Burnett

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