Juno-winning Hugh Fraser was the focus of a fundraiser at the Blueshore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University, this past weekend.
Approximately 20 jazz performers came together to help raise funds for the bandleader who is currently undergoing cancer treatment.
Among those in attendance included Campbell Ryga, Phil Dwyer, Brad Turner, Dave Robbins, and more.
“After 7 weeks of chemo and radiation they found heart issues requiring 4 emergency stents thereby delaying his mid-November operation. He is now faced with going through an entire 2nd and 3rd round of heavier chemo before his operation which has been delayed until March or April making him essentially unavailable and unable to work for well over a year,” trumpeter Bill Clark told fans in an online statement.
He continued … “This creates a serious financial burden on an artist that relies entirely on his freelance income. It is also personally difficult for Hugh to not be able to boisterously, joyously, seriously and lovingly pursue music to the degree he is accustomed to at this time,” trumpeter Bill Clark told fans in an online statement”
Hugh Fraser’s website has set up a PayPal donation page for people to still make contributions, even if they missed Saturday’s event.
Click here for more information.