Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Trumpeter Anthony Wiggins hospitalized

Local trumpeter and jazz educator Anthony Wiggins is in the hospital after suffering a brain aneurysm last week. According to Phil Dunlap of Jazz St. Louis, where Wiggins is one of the instructors in the JazzU program for student musicians in middle school and high school, "He was airlifted to SLU hospital last week (Wednesday evening/Thursday morning) due to a brain aneurysm. They didn’t have to do brain surgery but there was a procedure he had to undergo and he will be in the ICU for a while. We don’t really know too much about his condition but will keep you informed if we hear something."

"We are certainly keeping him and his family in our thoughts and prayers and are hoping for a speedy recovery," Dunlap concluded. StLJN joins in those hopes for a quick and complete comeback for Wiggins, and we'll have updates on the story as developments warrant it.

(Edited slightly for clarity after posting.)

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