Fred Anderson Week in Chicago

Henry Grimes, Roy Campbell, Fred Anderson
Image by tictocman via Flickr

Umbrella Music hosts a bunch of shows in honor of Fred Anderson’s 80th birthday.

FRED ANDERSON’S 80TH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE FESTIVAL

A.K.A. the Velvet Lounge “Bailout” Festival
(all proceeds to benefit the Velvet Lounge)

All events, except the March 25th bonus gig, at:
The Velvet Lounge
67 E Cermak
312.791.9050
http://www.velvetlounge.net
Sunday, March 15 : AACM CHICAGO’S GREAT BLACK MUSIC ENSEMBLE TRIBUTE
7:00PM | Great Black Music Ensemble

Featuring original compositions dedicated to Fred Anderson, with a special guest appearance by Fred Anderson
Wednesday, March 18 : MASTERS SERIES TRIBUTE
8:30PM

Richard Davis and Willie Pickens
10:00PM

Edwin Daugherty, Ari Brown, Dawi Williams, Dushun Mosley with special guests Douglas R. Ewart and Henry Grimes
Thursday, March 19 : JUSTIN DILLARD TRIBUTE
8:30PM | Justin Dillard and the D-O-3-O Organ Trio

Justin Dillard, Dave Miller, Cliff Wallace, special guest Mike Moynihan
10:00PM | Kahil El’ Zabar Trio

Kahil El’ Zabar, Justin Dillard, Junius Paul with special guest Ernest Dawkins
Friday, March 20 : ASIAN IMPROV RECORDS TRIBUTE
9:00PM | Chicago Clarinet Quartet

Jeff Chan, Mwata Bowden, Ed Wilkerson, special guest Jimmy Ellis
10:30PM | Tatsu Aoki and Miyumi Project

“Big Band Edition” with special guests Jeff Chan, Jimmy Ellis, Ed Wilkerson, Jeff Parker, Avreeayl Ra
12:00AM

Fred Anderson, Jeff Parker, Tatsu Aoki and Chad Taylor
Record release for the limited edition “official bootleg” cd of the Fred Anderson Trio featuring Tatsu Aoki and Chad Taylor recorded Live at the Velvet Lounge, March 22, 2000, Fred’s 72nd birthday, on Asian Improv Records
Saturday, March 21 : “BLACKOUT FESTIVAL” TRIBUTE
8:00PM | Ernest Dawkins and the New Horizons Ensemble

Ernest Dawkins, Steve Berry, Darius Savage, Isaiah Spencer, special guest Corey Wilkes
9:30PM | Dee Alexander Quartet

Dee Alexander, Miguel de la Cerna, Harrison Bankhead, Frank Parker Jr, with special guest Nicole Mitchell
11:00PM | Ari Brown Quartet

Ari Brown, Kirk Brown, Yosef ben Israel, Avreeayl Ra, with special guest Pharez Whitted
12:30AM | “Jam for Fred”

Above artists plus special guests Hamiet Bluiett, Henry Grimes and more
Presenting the First Annual Chicago Creative Excellence in Music Awards. Nominations at chi-creates.tv
Sunday, March 22 : FRED ANDERSON’S 80TH BIRTHDAY PARTY!
7:00PM

Fred Anderson, Jeff Parker, Harrison Bankhead, Hamid Drake, with special guest Kidd Jordan
8:30PM

Above, with special guests Billy Brimfield, Henry Grimes, Chad Taylor, Francis Wong
10:00PM | Free Jazz Jam

Above, with surprise special guests
11:30PM | Isaiah Spencer and the Velvet Jam All-Stars

Isaiah Spencer, Kevin Nabors, Chris McBride, Scott Hesse, Junius Paul, followed by the Velvet Lounge Jazz Jam
Wednesday, March 25 : IMMEDIATE SOUND TRIBUTE

NOTE: At the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave, 773.227.4433
9:30PM

Two Sets by Fred Anderson, Harrison Bankhead, Tim Daisy

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