JASON YARDE – RECOVERY BENEFIT SHOW
A bombastic free-way simultaneous improvisation relay across three venues – Cafe OTO, Vortex Jazz Club and SJQ – with 40 musicians and audiences moving freely between the venues for each set.
All proceeds go to the Jason Yarde recovery fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/jason-yardes-stroke-rehabilitation-journey
Tickets include entry to all three venues, link to tickets from the Vortex’s ticket vendor.
On the evening of Friday 7th October, at Pavillon République in Toulouse, France, much-loved father, brother, friend and phenomenal composer/musician Jason Yarde suffered a massive stroke while on stage performing.
It was extremely lucky that paramedics were at the gig and quickly got Jason to the hospital. A bleed was found on his brain. Having caught it so fast, Jason was operated on swiftly in the hospital, and as a result, we are relieved to say they are now discussing next steps and his return to the UK. Some may know that Jason also underwent heart surgery in November 2020, so he was in a fragile state before the incident.
When Jason returns to the UK, those who love him want to ensure he can focus on his rehabilitation and not worry about how to afford what will be substantial costs including any physiotherapy, massage therapy, accommodation and living costs.