Colleagues to gather on Sept. 27 to honor cellist who drowned in Switzerland in July
Daniel Cho, the young Brooklyn-based cello player who performed in a host of rock bands — including Regina Spektor‘s — drowned in Lake Geneva just two months ago. He was on tour with Spektor when he drowned, reportedly while swimming with a friend, on July 6, the day before the band was to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival. He was 33 years old.
Benefit performers include artists who worked with Daniel: Regina Spektor, Carina Round, and his own band, Cooper
On Monday, Sept. 27, Spektor, Carina Round, Tracy Bonham and Daniel’s own band, Cooper, are among the artists to perform at a benefit concert for Daniel’s family. Doors are at 6:30 p.m., with the show scheduled to start at 7:30 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North Sixth Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Tickets are $35 and available by clicking here.
Read through the jump for news on how his family is coping.
In addition to performances by artists who worked with Daniel during his too-brief career, a silent auction is planned, featuring items from Katy Perry and Coldplay.
Proceeds from the show and auction will go to Daniel’s widow, Julia, a writer, and their toddler, Audrey.
Julia Cho has been blogging about Daniel’s death, in part to create memories for Audrey, who barely had time to get to know her daddy. Go to Dear Audrey to read Julia’s thoughts.
If you can’t make it to the show, you can still donate to help Audrey and Julia. Read more here. Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone? is not associated with the linked pages and can’t guarantee the authenticity of the linked pages. They appear to be genuine, but we advise you to use common sense when deciding whether to donate.
Daniel was an arranger as well as a cellist, and had worked for Katy Perry, John Mayer, Mandy Moore, Rachael Yamagata and Coldplay in addition to Spektor. The music of his own rock band, Cooper, has been used on MTV’s ‘The Hills.’
Here’s a lovely video tribute to Daniel, featuring clips from his appearances onstage with Spektor: