From Brian Nova …

I am putting together a fundraiser for Seattle’s own Buddy Catlett on Sunday, September 14th at The Pampas Room. Buddy is suffering from a failing heart valve, and we just moved him yesterday into a assisted living scenario. We are trying to raise money to help keep him there as well as help with his medical expenses. I am hoping to call upon the Seattle music community to help share some of their time and talent on the 14th to help raise some of the money needed. I am also looking to you all to help spread the word and get it out to the greater Seattle community. Seattle has always had a strong sense of community concerning our arts, and I believe it is quite important to take care of those who have helped nurture and sustain our musical community here. Buddy is one of our crown jewels, and I believe should to be treated as such.

The date: Sunday, September 14th
The time: 5:00pm until around 11:00pm
The place: The Pampas Room under El Gaucho – 90 Wall St., Belltown.

We will be having performances all evening, I would love to have as many of the Seattle musicians involved as possible. We will have a silent auction, I am still working on the items, and if you have any ideas or items to donate, please let me know. El Gaucho is donating the room (Thanks!)

So, please help me spread the word and hopefully make this a very successful evening for Buddy and our musical community.

Seattle Jazz