Tim Berne has canceled his performance at RVAJazzfest due to a death in the family that will see him flying to England during that time. Trombonist Ray Anderson is now set to perform with Ombak as the event’s featured performer.
Tim Berne has canceled his performance at RVAJazzfest on Saturday, February 6, 2010, in Richmond, VA, due to a death in the family that will see him flying to England during that time. Our condolences go to Berne and his family in this difficult time, and we wish them safe travels.
Ombak (who was set to perform with Berne), every musician involved with RVAJazzfest, music fans all over Richmond, myself, and the RVAJazz/RVANews team, were eagerly anticipating Berne’s performance at RVAJazzfest and are saddened to hear of his family member’s death. We look forward to his eventual visit to Richmond.
After many hours of consulting with one another, sending emails, and making phone calls to possible replacements, Ombak leader Bryan Hooten and I are excited to announce that trombonist Ray Anderson will now be headlining the event in a performance with Ombak.
Since the featured performer will be performing with Bryan and Ombak, I assisted Bryan today but ultimately allowed him to pursue Berne’s replacement. This was a very personal decision for Bryan to make and we are extremely pleased that he and his band mates will have the opportunity to perform with one of his very first musical heroes.
Thank you for being flexible as we shuffle around these details within one week of RVAJazzfest.
For more information on Ray Anderson, please visit his website (http://www.rayanderson.org/)