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John Ziegler’s Stroke Recovery Fund

Sad news this morning in that it appears Volto! and Pigmy Love Circus guitarist John Z has recently suffered from a serious stroke.  My understanding of the US Medical system, is that it’s mostly a joke, so financially John appears to be under much strain.  A Gofundme account has been set up, and I’d encourage those with a few spare dollars to send some his way.

John “Johnny Z” Ziegler is a very well-respected and adored guitarist/musician in the Los Angeles music community and beyond. A dedicated player and sought after instructor, he is known for his band Volto!, as well as the groups Pygmy Love Circus and Zime – and of course as the ringleader of the Monday Night Jamz at the legendary Baked Potato Jazz Club for the past 12+ years.

On July 16th, 2017, John suffered a devastating stroke while alone in his home. In distress for an indeterminate amount of time, he was eventually able to reach his phone and signal for help. Paramedics arrived soon thereafter and transported him to Glendale Adventist Medical Center.

The stroke has affected John’s speech, vision, and entire right side of his body. While tests are ongoing to uncover the extent of any further damage, the doctors and therapists are optimistic he can regain function. Those that know him will be happy to hear John’s larger than life personality still shines bright, with his humor and signature charm very much intact. However, there is a lot of uncertainty ahead in his long road to recovery.

Due to this life-altering event, John is unable to perform and therefore support himself. He is in dire need of assistance to get him through this tough time that will undoubtedly require lengthy physical therapy to regain his playing ability.

The money raised here will go to the following:
– Medical & Therapy Expenses (including the potential purchase of a medical bed)
– Daily Care
– Transportation
– General Monthly Living Expenses

John’s immediate family lives in Texas, and are communicating with doctors to determine the best course of action. Meanwhile, the expenses are overwhelming, and will continue to mount. Any support you are able to provide will help give John the best shot at recovery and alleviate the increasing financial strain he and his family are under. Thank you for your help in getting Brother John Z back on stage where he belongs.

Volto! Incitare review and release

John Ziegler from Volto! posted the recent Incitare review from Rhythm Magazine on his Facebook page today. He commented that while the specific released date was to be announced, it should be mid March. Hopefully this turns out to be true! Here’s the review:

Danny playing with Bubbatron and Crimson ProjeKct

A couple of Danny related items have crossed my desk over the last couple of days. Firstly it appears Danny will be playing drums with fellow Volto! member John Ziegler in his band Bubbatron. According to the post on Toolband:

On FRIDAY, JULY 6, DANNY will perform with BUBBATRON (JOHN ZIEGLER, SCOTT KINSEY & JIMMY EARL) also at the BAKED POTATO (3787 Cahuenga Blvd., West, Studio City, Ca. 91604). Here are some links for additional info on Facebook and RESERVED SEATS.

http://www.facebook.com/events/438362582850650/

Secondly, it appears that Danny recently played with the Crimson ProjeKct both in Kansas and in LA, and a few people were lucky enough to have taken photos, in this case Rynne and Adrian Belew Power Trio member Julie Slick:

Danny in LA (taken by Rynne)

Danny with Julie

Details on the Crimson ProjeKct tour (supporting Dream Theatre) can be found here.

Update: Video available!

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