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Trombonist Phil Ranelin is recuperating from a traffic accident and could use our support!

by on Dec.05, 2005, under News


Click picture above and listen to some Phil Ranelin Music!!!

Legendary slide trombonist, Phil Ranelin, is alive and recuperating from a major operation as a result of a severe traffic accident caused by an 18-year old drunk driver who ran a red light and broadsided Ranelin’s Honda accord on 3rd Street and Normandie as Ranelin was on his way home from sitting in with Obie Jessie at Cabrini’s Jazz Alley in Los Angeles during the Thanksgiving Weekend.


The successful 5-hour operation took place Friday, December 1, 2005 at Noon, after orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Emmanuel, pieced together Ranelin’s knee and lower right leg which were fractured and broken in several places.  He is expected to recover fully after three months of convalescence with advanced orthopedic technology which allowed Dr. Emmanuel to salvage and rebuild Ranelin’s entire leg.

Get well greetings can be mailed to:
              Phil Ranelin c/o                                       
              3828 Delmas Terrace, Room 524A
              Culver City, CA90232
             (310) 836-7000, Room 524A
Ranelin had liability insurance and the at-fault driver had none.  So donations towards Phil Ranelin’s medical expenses can be given as a tax deductible donation through the following non-profit organization which has agreed to act as a fiscal receiver for The Ranelin Fund (which should be notated at the bottom of the check or money order and made out to and sent to):
              The World Stage Performance Gallery
              4322 Degnan Boulevard
              Los Angeles, CA90008
“Boneman” Ranelin hopes that he and his bones will be back on the Jazz scene in a few months.

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