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Tribute to ‘Speedy’ West set for Sunday

Four bands will play to offset medical bills

Gazette staff May 17th, 2011

Local musician Gary “Speedy” West Jr. was scheduled to attend his own fundraiser concert May 22, but tragically, he passed away from lung cancer two weeks ago.

113Gary 'Speedy' West Jr.

However, as they say in the business, the show must go on.

Sunday’s benefit from 2 to 6 p.m. at UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth in Edmond, will double as a tribute to West and as a fundraiser to offset the costs for his medical treatment and funeral. Four bands each will play a 45-minute set:

• 2 p.m.: Tyler Lee and Scattered Blue
• 3 p.m.: Mojo Men
• 4 p.m.: The Quentin Cash Band
• 5 p.m.: 2AM

Tickets are $15, with all proceeds going toward West’s bills. The bands and UCO Jazz Lab have waived payment for the good cause. —Gazette staff

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