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Come Celebrate the Remarkable Recovery of Local Musician Bobby Jones

In August of 2008, Bobby Jones, Buffalo‘s renowned jazz keyboardist and Hammond B-3 player, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Surgery was his only option and the odds of surviving that surgery without serious disabilities were slim.

Nine months after undergoing brain surgery, Bobby has not only made a full recovery, he is playing better than ever.

Miracles do happen.

“Bobby’s calm in the face of such a devastating diagnosis was inspiring. Somehow he trusted that things would turn out as they should….and they have.”  said Colleen Williams, Jones’ long time friend and musical partner.

Jones began his show biz career at the age of 12 when he toured with the legendary Sammy Davis, Jr. Jones has always been more comfortable as a “sideman” than as a featured attraction, playing with such jazz greats as Lenny White and Doc Severinsen.

Despite Jones’ musical modesty, on June 7th, Bobby Jones will take center stage, joined by special guests; Colleen Williams, Bobby Militello, Doug Yeomans & Lo Blu Flame and of course the members of his trio, Jim Kurzdorfer and Jeff Meister, in his first concert since his amazing recovery. 

“We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and generosity of friends and fans, and Bobby is so grateful….But the reality is, Bobby hasn’t worked since August, and our goal is that this concert will raise enough money to allow him get back on his feet and allow him to concentrate on what he does best…..playing music.” said Williams.

The Benefit Concert for Bobby Jones, presented by SBM Management, is on Sunday, June 7, 2009 at 7PM at The Tralf Music Hall located at 622 Main Street.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and are available at all Ticketmasters or charge by phone 1.800.745.3000.

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