from Brian Nova:

First, a BIG Thank you to all of you for a VERY Successful night for Buddy Catlett! With your help, we were able to raise $21,000 for Buddy! Buddy went in to U of W Hospital on Monday and had a very successful Heart Valve replacement surgery. The Doctors said he did great, and should be heading home on Thursday. The doctors also say that he might be up playing his bass by the end of the year! This is miraculous news as the doctors previously gave him 9 months. Your help, love and prayers have made all the difference. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

Seattle Jazz