By Don Heckman
Barbara Morrison is one of the great treasures of jazz in Southern California. And everywhere else, for that matter. Her ability to cross easily from jazz to blues to pop and beyond is a constant musical pleasure. Add to that her dynamic presence, her emotion-grabbing storytelling abilities and her warm personal demeanor. And top it off with the aid she has offered other performers through her Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center.
She is simply one of a kind.
But now Barbara needs help. Last week, her advancing diabetic condition made it necessary for her to have a leg amputated. She is reportedly being fitted for a prosthetic device. And, in her characteristically upbeat manner, she says she’ll be back on stage, making music, running her Performing Arts Center, as soon as possible.
In the meantime, she must deal with large medical expenses at a time when her income earning potential is drastically reduced. Terence Love of Steamer’s and others have started to organize a fund to help Barbara through this transition. All donated funds will go directly to the Friends of Barbara Morrison Relief Fund.
Please send whatever help you can, with your prayers, to help Barbara along the way.
For more information, and to make a direct donation, click HERE.
If you prefer to send a check, make it out to Barbara Morrison and send it to Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, 4305 Degnan Blvd. #101, Los Angeles, CA 90008.