Carl Evans Jr., a founding member of the veteran San Diego-based smooth jazz group Fattburger, passed away on April 10 at age 53 due to complications from diabetes. In December, Evans underwent surgery to remove his left leg below the knee. Several benefits were held in San Diego to help pay for Evans� medical costs, including one featuring friend and bassist Nathan East of Fourplay.
Fattburger � which features guitarist Evan Marks, bassist Mark Hunter, drummer Kevin Koch and percussionist Tommy Aros � also played a benefit show. It was in September 2006 that Fattburger saxophonist Hollis Gentry died two years after being involved in a serious automobile accident.
Public viewing will be held April 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary in San Diego. A service will held April 19 at 10 a.m. at St. Rita�s Catholic Church in San Diego.