Doc Severinsen here, asking for your attention about a very important matter!
Clark Terry, the great jazz icon, has had and is having a very serious challenge from a disastrous diabetic condition. Clark has been giving music lessons from the hospital in Arkansas-and when I spoke with him a few days ago-he sounded like the young man I first met when we were kids. Lighthearted, happy, courageous-you know, just like he plays his music.
If you appreciate C.T. as I (and many others) always have, then it is time to step up and pay homage to one of America’s greatest musicians. Send your generous tribute to the Jazz Foundation of America*, and if you’re having a good day—-make it last forever.
PS Please do me a favor, and if you do, it will make you feel better. If you’re planning on sending a dollar or two or five or ten, think about how special Clark is, and double the amount. I thank you.
*Jazz Foundation of America website is www.jazzfoundation.org. Look under How You Can Help, then under Memory/Honor, fill out the form and indicate Clark Terry as the person to whom you would like to pay tribute.