October 2, 2004

Fattburger's Hollis Gentry Seriously Injured In Car Crash

A benefit concert is scheduled Oct. 10 in San Diego for Fattburger saxophonis Hollis Gentry, who was seriously injured in a car crash.

Hollis_Playing.jpgSaxophonist Hollis Gentry, who helped found the San Diego-based group Fattburger 20 years ago, was involved in a serious car accident about three weeks ago in San Diego. He is reportedly still in the hospital in intensive care.

The current members of Fattburger – guitarist Evan Marks, keyboardist Carl Evans Jr., bassist Mark Hunter, drummer Kevin Koch and percussionist Tommy Aros – have announced that a benefit concert for Hollis will be held Oct. 10 at Humphrey's By The Bay in San Diego. It will be from 3 to 6 p.m., and there is a $25 cover charge.

Musicians scheduled to perform include Fattburger, Nathan East, and Hollis' teachers, Daniel Jackson and Charles McPherson. In addition, members of San Diego smooth jazz station KiFM will be on hand.

Hollis performs on five songs on Fattburger’s new album, Work To Do!, which was released last week. Among the songs is the title track, a cover of the Isley Brothers hit, which is the first smooth jazz single.

Posted by Brian Soergel at October 2, 2004 8:02 PM