Fred Anderson tribute press

Tim & Katie Tuten, Fred Anderson & Mitch Cocanig

Tim & Katie Tuten, Fred Anderson & Mitch Cocanig

Fred Anderson & Mitch Cocanig @ h/o celebrating Fred's 80th birthday

Fred Anderson & Mitch Cocanig @ h/o celebrating Fred's 80th birthday

On June 24th, 2010, Fred Anderson passed away. Fred was a great jazz musician and a great friend of The Hideout who played many Immediate Sound Series shows here. We’ll truly miss his musical talents and especially his wonderful smile.

The Immediate Sound Series show on Wednesday, July 14th was christened “Reflections on Baba Fred Anderson” in his honor, and featured “a stellar quartet of his collaborators” including drummer Hamid Drake, guitarist Jeff Parker, bassist Josh Abrams, and trombonist Jeb Bishop. See Peter Margasak’s Chicago Reader Post No Bills Celebrating Fred Anderson for more details, and…

Please take some time to learn about Fred’s amazing life…

Fred Anderson (musician) on Wikipedia

Fred Anderson on YouTube

John Corbett’s Chicago Reader The House That Fred Built

Peter Margasak’s Chicago Reader Post No Bills Chicago Jazz Great Fred Anderson Has Died

Howard Reich’s Chicago Tribune Tenor saxophonist Fred Anderson nurtured generations of Chicago jazz

John Litweiler’s Chicago Sun-Times Chicago jazz sax legend Fred Anderson dead at 81

Neil Tesser’s Chicago Jazz Music Examiner Chicago loses an icon: tenor saxist Fred Anderson silenced at 81

Howard Mandel’s Jazz Beyond Jazz Fred Anderson, Chicago jazz hero, appreciated

Chuck Sudo’s Chicagoist Fred Anderson: 1929-2010

Chris Barton’s Los Angeles Times Free-jazz saxophonist Fred Anderson dies at 81

Neil Tesser’s Chicago News Cooperative New York Times A Jazz Great Who Left More Than His Music

Neil Tesser’s Chicago Jazz Music Examiner Playing them off: further reflections on Joe Vito and Fred Anderson

John Fordham’s Fred Anderson obituary ~ Free-jazz saxophonist devoted to his hometown of Chicago

TXM’s The Chicago Blog Fred Anderson—pioneer of avant-garde jazz—dies at 81

Andrea Carter’s Jazz Police The Essence of Chicago Jazz: Fred Anderson, 1929-2010

Tad Hendrickson’s For Fred Anderson: A Remembrance of the Late Jazz Saxophonist

Shane Mack’s Tiny Mix Tapes RIP: Fred Anderson, free-jazz saxophonist

Stef’s Free Jazz Fred Anderson dies at the age of 81

Micah Maidenberg’s Chicago Journal Saxophonist shaped generations of musicians ~ Fred Anderson, 1929-2010

Please wipe a tear, smile a smile like Fred’s, and dig deep to make a donation to support and ensure continued operation of Fred’s great jazz club, the Velvet Lounge. Quoting Neil Tesser…

In lieu of flowers, Anderson’s family has requested donations to support and ensure continued operation of the Velvet Lounge. The Velvet (currently located at 67 E. Cermak) had been Anderson’s base of operations since 1982. As a home for creative music and new improvisation, and also a showcase for the younger musicians who will maintain Anderson’s legacy, it remains a vital venue in the city’s artistic life.

Donations can be made by check to Asian Improv aRts Midwest (AIRMW), whose executive director, bassist Tatsu Aoki, performed often with Anderson. Donors should make checks payable to AIRMW, and note “Friends of the Velvet” on the memo line; checks can be sent to…

Asian Improv Arts Midwest

c/o JASC

4427 N. Clark St. Chicago IL 60640

We’ll always miss you, Fred, and we’re so glad your spirit, music and legacy will live on.