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GoFundMe Page Launched to Support Kenny Burrell in Time of Need

The 87-year-old guitar great's family is raising $100,000 to cover medical and living expenses

Kenny Burrell (photo: William Claxton)

UPDATE 7/11/19: A second statement sent to JazzTimes by Kenny Burrell and a subsequent report in The Washington Post have added many more layers of complication to this story, which we will continue to follow.

UPDATE 5/15/19: A statement from Kenny Burrell has been posted on the GoFundMe page, which has now raised more than $150,000. Go here to learn more.

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Mac Randall

Mac Randall

Mac Randall has been the editor of JazzTimes since May 2018. Prior to that, he wrote regularly for the magazine. He has written about numerous genres of music for a wide variety of publications over the past 30 years, including Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The New York Observer, Mojo, and Guitar Aficionado, and he has worked on the editorial staffs of Musician, LAUNCH (now Yahoo! Music), Guitar One, Teaching Music, Music Alive!, and In Tune Monthly. He is the author of two books, Exit Music: The Radiohead Story and 101 Great Playlists. He lives in New York City.