NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Jeff Golub, the well-regarded sideman and solo artist, with 12 solo albums and three CDs as the leader of the instrumental band, Avenue Blue under his belt, died on January 1st, just a few weeks after being diagnosed with the rare degenerative order progressive supranuclear palsy.
In less arduous years, Golub was perhaps best known for his work with Rod Stewart from 1988 to 1995, performing on numerous tours and four albums, as well as Stewart's live DVD/CD One Night Only, at the Royal Albert Hall.
More recently, Golub made the news for his near-death experience with a New York subway. After losing his sight in 2011, Golub had the misfortune to stumble onto the tracks at a subway station and was saved by good samaritans after being clipped and dragged by a train. Fortunately, Golub managed to escape from the incident with only minor scrapes and bruises.
Golub's benefit concert is being put together by Marquee Concerts and Smooth Jazz New York in order to raise money for Golub’s family and will be hosted at B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill in Times Square. The lineup for the event features Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, Randy Brecker, Henry Butler, Christopher Cross, Mark Egan, Richard Elliot, Bill Evans, Steve Ferrone, Euge Groove, Dave Koz, Chuck Loeb, Chieli Minucci, Philippe Saisse, Kirk Whalum and over a dozen more musicians.
Unsurprisingly, the tickets for the event have already sold out, but those who wish to contribute to Golub’s family can by sending a check made out to Jeff Golub Medical Expenses and mailed to:
PO Box 115
Boxford, MA 01921