Category: michael brecker

Contemporary Jazz on Twitter in July »

I’ve posted over 500 tweets of contemporary jazz news, release dates, and site information on Twitter in the last few months. It’s how I communicate quick contemporary jazz items of interest. In today’s quick-moving world, this is how I get most of my information – through brief, one-sentence notifications. Later, I can go back and […]

Michael Brecker Has Died »

Modern day saxophone giant died today of leukemia. I’ve posted about his battle with myelodysplastic syndrome, a cancer in which the bone marrow stops producing enough healthy blood cells. The disease, known as MDS, often progresses to leukemia. His call for a donor led me to learn about bone marrow donation and register with the […]

Michael Brecker In Hospital »

This info comes from Randy Brecker and has been posted online. Michael is in hospital for a round of chemo and then a bone marrow transplant. Doctors remain optimistic and you can send cards or letters to Mike at the following address: MICHAEL BRECKER Room 1137 Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Center 1275 York Avenue New York, […]