Jill Scott, Robert Glasper & More Salute Jeff Bradshaw At The Brotherly Love Benefit
Photos of The Brotherly Love Benefit Concert taken by Leigh Owens of Alist Events Marketing.
Jill Scott, Robert Glasper and Bilal are just a few of the musicians that gathered in Philadelphia on Friday, January 20th to pay tribute to trombonist Jeff Bradshaw at The Brotherly Love Benefit concert. The star-studded event held at the TLA was a gesture of support and gratitude for the beloved musician and fixture of the Philadelphia music scene, who was sidelined by a severe case of diverticulitis disease in the fall of 2016.
The concert planned by Scott and The Recording Academy's MusiCares Foundation followed the launch of the #LiveJeffLive GoFundMe campaign to help with the cost of Bradshaw's medical expenses. The show featured performances from Jean Baylor (of Zhané), Maysa Leak (of Incognito), Najee, Eric Roberson, Algebra Blessett, Kindred, Raheem DeVaughn and Kenny Lattimore. DJ Kool, Sugarbear (of E.U.) and Dyana Williams of the Philadelphia Chapter of The Recording Academy also made appearances at the event, where Bradshaw received a Citation of Recognition from Philadelphia City Councilman-At-Large Derek Green.
Overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from industry peers and friends, Bradshaw doubled down on his commitment to wellness and increasing awareness about the deadly disease:
"I'm extremely humbled by the out pour of love and support. I appreciate Jill Scott for her creativity with forming the concept for this benefit concert along with the GRAMMY's MusiCares Foundation, where a portion of the proceeds will go to. It is very important that our community is informed about Diverticulitis disease for prevention purposes. I hope my story empowers others to learn from my mistakes and take action with embracing a healthier lifestyle - proper diet, exercise, & wellness."
Peruse the gallery above to check out highlights from the event. Scroll down to see a clip from The Q on FOX to learn more about Jeff Bradshaw's diagnosis + journey to improved health. And please, please donate to the #LiveJeffLive campaign via GoFundMe.