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Artist Mon Jun 28 2010
As reported last week, saxophonist, bandleader, and owner/operator of the Velvet Lounge, Fred Anderson, passed away at the age of 81. Mr. Anderson's wake will be held at Leak and Sons Funeral Chapel, 7838 S. Cottage Grove, on Tuesday, June 29, between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., followed by Mr. Anderson's Going Home service. There is expected to be a large turnout due to Mr. Anderson's revered standing in the jazz community.
A number of people and newspapers have published remembrances to Mr. Anderson, including the Chicago Reader, the Chicago Tribune, Crain's, the LA Times, the New York Times, NPR, and fellow saxophonist Ken Vandermark.
Please enjoy this footage of Fred Anderson in a trio with Hamid Drake (drums) and Peter Kowald (bass).