Japanese jazz pianist recovering from surgery after New York subway attack

A Japanese jazz pianist was beaten in a New York City subway station, requiring him to be hospitalized, according to the New York City Police Department and the man’s family.

During the attack on September 27, Tadataka Unno was exiting the West 135th Street station in Harlem when he was confronted by a group of young people blocking the turnstiles, according to a police report.
Police said that after Unno tried to avoid them, he was pushed from behind and two people began yelling at him. One male began beating Unno, followed him, and continued to attack him, causing Unno to fall to the ground. The male fled the scene and Unno was transported to a nearby hospital. No arrests have been made, according to the NYPD.
Unno is a jazz pianist and composer who has played at the Kennedy Center as well as New York jazz clubs including Village Vanguard, Dizzy’s Club, and the Blue Note. Unno has lived in New York City since 2008, 따라 to his website.
    A note on his website reads: “Thank you everyone for your prayers, love and tremendous support for Tadataka and Family.

    Unno recovering from surgery

    Jerome Jennings, a longtime friend of Unno and the conductor of The Juilliard School’s jazz orchestra, started a GoFundMe 페이지 that has raised more than $ 122,000 as of Sunday evening, well above the original $ 25,000 골.
    Jennings wrote on the GoFundMe page that theassailants broke Tada’s right collar bone, bruised his head, and bodyand that he was rushed to the emergency room after the attack.
    Unno is currently recovering from surgery, his wife Sayaka told CNN.
    Jennings says that most of the GoFundMe donations were between $ 5 과 $ 100, and stemmed mainly from the jazz community, which has been hard-hit by Covid-19 restrictions.
    Jennings said that, in the wake of the attackeverybody showed up for Tadataka,” who he described asa kind, beautiful person.
    I thought that was just a testament to his character and also a testament to the people doing the right thing,” Jennings said. “We need all the slivers of light as possible.
    8 월, the NYPD announced the creation of an Asian Hate Crime Task Force after an increase in racist attacks against Asian Americans during the Covid-19 pandemic. The NYPD said it is not currently investigating the attack as a hate crime, but some local politicians have condemned the attack for being motivated by hate.
    New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer 트윗에서 말했다 that the incident washorrific.
    We can’t tolerate acts of hate and we must fight bigotry on all fronts. My thoughts are with Tadataka Unno and his family as he recovers,” Stringer said.
      대표. Grace Meng, who represents the 6th Congressional District in Queens, said in a Twitter post that the attack washard to seein the city where I grew up and am now raising my boys.
      My thoughts are with Tadataka Unno and his family as he recovers. Hateagainst AAPIs and against any communityhas no place in New York,” Meng said.

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