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Bay Area Benefit Raises Funds for Saxophonist Dayna Stephens

Proceeds to Aid Musician in Fight Against Rare Kidney Disease

Dayna Stephens

The Dayna Stephens Health Benefit Concert, held on July 4 at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in San Francisco, raised almost $7,000 to support saxophonist Stephens. The money will aid the musician in his battle against Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a rare kidney disease.

Stephens, a graduate of Berklee College of Music, is widely regarded as one of the most exciting young tenor saxophonists on the scene today. He has performed alongside many esteemed artists in recent years, including Roy Hargrove, Gretchen Parlato, Tom Harrell and Kenny Barron, in addition to leading his own group.

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