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Fred Anderson Park

Fred Anderson Park Fred Anderson Park Anderson came to Evanston, Illinois as a child during the Great Migration. He described his motto as “patience, sincerity, and consistency.”

Fred Anderson Park Concerts

Celebrating the concerts we've had since the the groundbreaking, grand opening and inaugural seasons of Fred Anderson Park in Chicago. This South Loop community park is named for tenor saxophonist and composer Fred Anderson (1929 – 2010), one of Chicago’s most acclaimed and cherished musicians, who lived and worked nearby for three decades. Inspired by the music of Cha

Fred Anderson Park Concerts

Celebrating the concerts we've had since the the groundbreaking, grand opening and inaugural seasons of Fred Anderson Park in Chicago. This South Loop community park is named for tenor saxophonist and composer Fred Anderson (1929 – 2010), one of Chicago’s most acclaimed and cherished musicians, who lived and worked nearby for three decades. Inspired by the music of Cha

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After four years in the making, the book New Standards: 101 Lead Sheets by Women Composers is out today! https://bit.ly/...
09/17/2022
New Standards: 101 Lead Sheets By Women Composers - Berklee Guide

After four years in the making, the book New Standards: 101 Lead Sheets by Women Composers is out today!

https://bit.ly/3BkPuuQ

Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice, Berklee Press

The compositions span nearly a century, including Lil Hardin Armstrong's work from 1922 to songs written in 2021 by recent Institute graduates. It features 101 compositions from a remarkable range of acknowledged titans, young visionaries and unsung heroes in jazz.

Terri Lyne Carrington, Founder and Artistic Director of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice, has curated a wide range of jazz compositions written by women composers, from obscure to popular, historic to current, blues to be bebop, and beyond in this important collection. These composit...

See you at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival next Saturday?Who is going?https://www.hydeparkjazzfestival.org/
09/13/2022
Hyde Park Jazz Festival

See you at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival next Saturday?

Who is going?

https://www.hydeparkjazzfestival.org/

The Hyde Park Jazz Festival is a collaborative platform dedicated to supporting the presentation and ongoing development of jazz, particularly on the South Side of Chicago.

Jaimie Breezy Branch, we remembered you in a moment of silence followed by cheers and applause tonight.Wish you were her...
08/30/2022

Jaimie Breezy Branch, we remembered you in a moment of silence followed by cheers and applause tonight.

Wish you were here:

It is sunny and 79 right now at Fred Anderson Park. Rain or shine, Mwata Bowden and his band hit at 6 p.m.
08/29/2022

It is sunny and 79 right now at Fred Anderson Park. Rain or shine, Mwata Bowden and his band hit at 6 p.m.

Make your plans today to come see Mwata Bowden and his band in a tribute to Charlie Parker and Fred Anderson!https://fb....
08/20/2022

Make your plans today to come see Mwata Bowden and his band in a tribute to Charlie Parker and Fred Anderson!

https://fb.me/e/1KqKhVSMs

Photo by Peter Bell.

Tonight, on Another Place, midnight to 1 a.m., 90.9 FM WDCB and www.wdcb.org, we feature the music of jazz guitarist Sco...
08/07/2022

Tonight, on Another Place, midnight to 1 a.m., 90.9 FM WDCB and www.wdcb.org, we feature the music of jazz guitarist Scott Hesse in a preview of his concert next Sunday, Aug. 14, at 6 p.m. at Fred Anderson Park in Chicago's South Loop.

You may also listen to this show anytime via the two week archive:
https://wdcb.org/program/another-place

Show 027 -- Aug. 7/8, 2022, includes music from:
Geof Bradfield
Marlene Rosenberg
The Cookers
Ewald Oberleitner
Darius Jones
Scott Hesse Trio
Rahssan Roland Kirk

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Make your plans today to see the Scott Hesse Trio at Fred Anderson Park!6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14 -- Bring your chairs and ...
08/01/2022

Make your plans today to see the Scott Hesse Trio at Fred Anderson Park!

6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14 -- Bring your chairs and your picnic.

Brought to you by the Chicago Park District, Night Out in the Parks, The Mayor's Office and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1018510088830027/

A JAZZ FEST NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29Produced by The Birdhouse Inc.Fred Anderson Park, 1611 S. Wabash A...
07/27/2022

A JAZZ FEST NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT

6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29
Produced by The Birdhouse Inc.
Fred Anderson Park, 1611 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago

Bird and Bowden: It's All New Music!

Playing original compositions and the music of Charlie Parker and Fred Anderson on Bird's birthday! Led by Mwata Bowden.

Mwata Bowden, reeds; Leon Allen, trumpet; Ari Brown, tenor sax; Yosef Ben Israel, bass; and Dushun Mosley, drums.

https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_jazz_festival6.html

Hear Scott Hesse, who will play here with his trio at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, on WDCB's ANOTHER PLACE!"Blues Sketch" is ...
07/18/2022

Hear Scott Hesse, who will play here with his trio at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, on WDCB's ANOTHER PLACE!

"Blues Sketch" is the second song of last night's program:

https://wdcb.org/program/another-place

SOMEONE STOLE FLOWERS that True Rock had planted in their landscaping on the 16th Street side. Pastor Grandberry's work ...
07/14/2022

SOMEONE STOLE FLOWERS that True Rock had planted in their landscaping on the 16th Street side. Pastor Grandberry's work to keep this corner of the South Loop clean and beautiful should be commended -- and this boggles the mind!

Why would someone dig up the flowers?

If you witnessed this vandalism, then please PM us. Thank you.

Thank you to the Mai Sugimoto Trio / Night Out in the Parks for the great music tonight. You brought sunshine into life'...
07/11/2022

Thank you to the Mai Sugimoto Trio / Night Out in the Parks for the great music tonight. You brought sunshine into life's dreary places!

07/07/2022

Consider The Lilies with the Marquette Park Band, part of the city's Night Out in the Parks!

MARQUETTE PARK BAND HITS AT 6
07/06/2022

MARQUETTE PARK BAND HITS AT 6

07/06/2022
Consider the Lilies at Fred Anderson | Chicago Park District

6 P.M. TODAY: FREE CONCERT

Consider the Lilies at Fred Anderson Park!

6 p.m. Wednesday, July 6
Brought to you by Night Out in the Parks

Get the MyChiParks app:

https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/my-chi-parks-app

"Consider the Lilies" is a series of related songs--regarding the natural life and ecosystems which abound in the Chicago Parks District. Composed collectively by the Marquette Park Composer's Workshop, this musical journey through our rich natural landscape draws on Chicago's equally rich jazz heritage.

https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/consider-lilies-fred-anderson

Mai Sugimoto Trio Concert Previewed on Another Place:July 3/4 broadcast featuring Mai Sugimoto, who will play Fred Ander...
07/04/2022

Mai Sugimoto Trio Concert Previewed on Another Place:

July 3/4 broadcast featuring Mai Sugimoto, who will play Fred Anderson Park, 1611 S. Wabash Ave., at 6 p.m. this coming Sunday, July 10, with her trio, including Joshua Abrams on bass and Isaiah Spencer on drums.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1410038519469352

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https://wdcb.org/program/another-place

One And One, Miles Davis, On the Corner, Columbia, 1972

Born (Free I), Mai Sugimoto, from Born/Raised, Asian Improv (2018)

Black Woman, Mai Sugimoto Trio, Recorded July 25, 2020.
(With Birdhouse Inc at the Elastic Arts Foundation, and broadcast in September for Millennium Park at Home, which was the only way to gather at the time due to the pandemic and was the escaped we were all looking for because the annual Chicago Jazz Festival had to be postponed.)

The Fields of Cologne, Song Songs Song, Jeff Parker & Scott Fields, Delmark, 2004

Try Harder, Live at Dorchester Projects, David Boykin Trio, Sonic Healing Ministries, 2013.

Fire Waltz, Eric Dolphy at the Five Spot Vol. 1, 1961, Prestige, 1985 re-release on CD.

Mating Dance, Monologue, Mai Sugimoto, Asian Improv, 2021

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This week, on Another Place, you can hear the rare if not singular recording of Fred Anderson, Paul Lytton and Ingebrigt...
06/27/2022

This week, on Another Place, you can hear the rare if not singular recording of Fred Anderson, Paul Lytton and Ingebrigt Håker Flaten. This tenor saxophone, drums and bass trio should not be missed.

From their sold-out performance on Aug. 23, 2006, at the Hideout in Chicago, here, on WDCB Listener-Supported Jazz & Blues:

https://wdcb.org/program/another-place

FREE CONCERTConsider the Lilies at Fred Anderson Park!6 p.m. Wednesday, July 6Brought to you by Night Out in the Parks -...
06/24/2022

FREE CONCERT
Consider the Lilies at Fred Anderson Park!
6 p.m. Wednesday, July 6
Brought to you by Night Out in the Parks --
Get the MyChiParks app:

https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/my-chi-parks-app

"Consider the Lilies" is a series of related songs--regarding the natural life and ecosystems which abound in the Chicago Parks District. Composed collectively by the Marquette Park Composer's Workshop, this musical journey through our rich natural landscape draws on Chicago's equally rich jazz heritage.

https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/consider-lilies-fred-anderson

ANOTHER PLACEIn memoriam Fred Anderson 1929 - 2010By Pete KostakisPhoto by Lauren Deutsch  1Baba Fred moved onwhispered ...
06/22/2022

ANOTHER PLACE
In memoriam Fred Anderson 1929 - 2010
By Pete Kostakis
Photo by Lauren Deutsch

1

Baba Fred moved on
whispered a tipster
in Grant Park tonight
why steamy air hugged
Spirit of Music Garden

imagined chords from
Albin Polasek’s goddess
all but begged on a lyre
for a tenor saxophonist
of his bronze stature

l pictured him facing her
his upright caterpillar
prole to her aristo self
blue-collar saxophone
levered to unseen mass

cast that cat on a pillar
who crouched for the cause
the Lady of Music needs
a duettist from Bronzeville
Beauty’s BFF Fred Anderson

2

butterflies both world-wise
and learning the ropes
bruiser big or diminutive
took turns resting a spell
on my Duke Ellington t-shirt

replaced should they slip away
by new brethren landing
one grooved motionlessly
on the first Ducal word
“jazz is above all total

freedom to express oneself”
did they sip through fabric
a world known to them
of bells worth sippin’ at
in Spirit of Music Garden

sweat tasted that good
when Fred sipped saxoon
his notes played the stripes
on sheet music wallpaper
till air hugged them away

3

kaleidoscoping
butterflies took to him
one velvet beauty
respecting another
convention of sippers

tongue after nectar
mouth on the reed
monarch orange
obstinate black
the air hugged back

Fred left some gold too
horn anticipating
mouth to pull color from
9 a.m. on the dot
the day after he split

might butterflies es**rt
other chrysalises
to new velvet places
and gold of their own
Baba Fred moved on

6.24.2010

"MAKE MUSIC CHICAGO" POPS UPPlease join us to celebrate the Summer Solstice on Tuesday, June 21, for Make Music Chicago ...
06/18/2022

"MAKE MUSIC CHICAGO" POPS UP

Please join us to celebrate the Summer Solstice on Tuesday, June 21, for Make Music Chicago Day, at Fred Anderson Park, 1611 S. Wabash Ave.

LINEUP

12:30 p.m. Guitarist Christopher Laughlin kicks off the day.

2 p.m. The Center for Arts Leadership will have a group performance.

4:30 p.m. Jia Senghe plays the bamboo shakuhachi, a traditional flute of Japan, and mixes traditional shauhachi with jazzy versions and contemporary style.

5:30 p.m. DJ Purple, spins soulful and jazzy House Music until 9 p.m.

Information:

https://makemusicchicago.org

MORE ABOUT FRED AT MOERSReturning in 1978 for his second time in Europe, Fred Anderson and his band made quite an impres...
06/17/2022

MORE ABOUT FRED AT MOERS

Returning in 1978 for his second time in Europe, Fred Anderson and his band made quite an impression on the audience at the New Jazz Festival in Moers., West Germany That performance was released on record as "Another Place," Fred's first.

He returned again in 1979, a recording of which is shared below and the poster for which is renowned and rare. Thrill Jockey Records recently reproduced it as a limited print run to celebrate its 30 years in the business.

It is Lauren Deutsch's great photo of Baba Fred, taken during his 80th birthday concerts at his new Velvet, 67 E. Cermak Road, that is clearly the inspiration for the new mural on a renovated apartment building in Moers we heard about earlier this week.

Photo 1 of Fred by Lauren Deutsch. Photo 2 of the new mural by Tomeka Reid. Archival photo by Herr Sharif, Fred Anderson Quintet, Moers Festival, 1978.

Related Links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy5LeqnIFFc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcAzniKXxGQ

https://thrilljockey.com/products/rare-moers-poster-replica

From Fred's first tour of Europe with Neighbors:

http://differentperspectivesinmyroom.blogspot.com/2017/05/neighbours-with-fred-anderson-and-bill.html

PR about the new mural:

https://www.nrz.de/staedte/moers-und-umland/graffiti-ziert-nun-fassenden-von-haeusern-in-moers-id235522703.html?

Stay in touch with Fred Anderson Park & Velvet Legacy:

https://mailchi.mp/aceb3f382f14/summer-2022-concerts-5228333

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SATURDAY-- THE GREAT, SOUTH LOOP BUSINESS FESTSupport local, South Loop businesses and come on out to network and fellow...
06/17/2022

SATURDAY-- THE GREAT, SOUTH LOOP BUSINESS FEST

Support local, South Loop businesses and come on out to network and fellowship with our neighbors and supporters at True Rock Ministries, Wabash and 16th Street: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 18th.

FRED LOOMING LARGE OVER MOERS --Tomeka Reid shares beautiful pics of the new art in Germany on a renovated apartment bui...
06/15/2022

FRED LOOMING LARGE OVER MOERS --
Tomeka Reid shares beautiful pics of the new art in Germany on a renovated apartment building:

New Fred Anderson Mural Covers Building in Moers, Germany
06/15/2022
Graffiti ziert nun Fassaden von Häusern in Moers

New Fred Anderson Mural Covers Building in Moers, Germany

Der Wohnungsriese Vivawest modernisiert aktuell 54 Wohnungen in Repelen. Neben neuen Fenstern und neuer Dämmung gibt es auch bunte Fassaden.

THE GREAT, SOUTH LOOP BUSINESS FESTSupport local, South Loop businesses and come on out to network and fellowship with o...
06/15/2022

THE GREAT, SOUTH LOOP BUSINESS FEST

Support local, South Loop businesses and come on out to network and fellowship with our neighbors and supporters at True Rock Ministries, Wabash and 16th Street: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 18th.

TODAY: 6 PM SUNDAY, JUNE 12⭐⭐⭐⭐ Four Star Brass BandBring your chair and your picnic basket!###Join us at Fred Anderson ...
06/12/2022

TODAY: 6 PM SUNDAY, JUNE 12

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Four Star Brass Band

Bring your chair and your picnic basket!

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Join us at Fred Anderson Park for Night Out in the Parks. We are proud to be a part of the 500 events by more than 120 artists in this 10th anniversary year of Night Out in the Parks with the Chicago Park District.

Fred Anderson Park Schedule:
https://tinyurl.com/fredandersonpark

Download the app for all the latest information and updates:
https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/my-chi-parks-app

A SPECIAL CONNECTION TO FRED ANDERSONHear drummer Nils Higdon at Fred Anderson Park this Sunday at 6 p.m. with Four Star...
06/07/2022

A SPECIAL CONNECTION TO FRED ANDERSON
Hear drummer Nils Higdon at Fred Anderson Park this Sunday at 6 p.m. with Four Star Brass Band.

MR. ANDERSON SHOULD HAVE AN ACTION FIGURE MADE IN HIS IMAGE BECAUSE HE IS A SUPERHERO.

By Nils Higdon

My life is astronomically better because of Fred Anderson's contributions, it was at the Velvet Lounge that myself and so many of my friends really learned how to play our instruments. I was very fortunate to go to a conservatory, but the Velvet was the real school.

There are a lot of stellar players in the world, but Fred was one of those rare people that had it all- he was a tremendous player, but also a great teacher, and stellar human being. Fred provided us not only with a place where we could be a part of the tradition of jazz music, he provided us with a community, too.

That community was something I really needed, especially during that point in my life. Whenever I think about the people that I want to be like, Fred Anderson always comes to mind.

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www.NilsHigdon.com
Youtube: Nils Higdon
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ndh-2

NURSES APPRECIATION DAYThis Saturday, here at True Rock Ministries:
05/27/2022

NURSES APPRECIATION DAY
This Saturday, here at True Rock Ministries:

I planted our yard signs today. Tell us when and where if you spot one!Join us at Fred Anderson Park for Night Out in th...
05/24/2022

I planted our yard signs today. Tell us when and where if you spot one!

Join us at Fred Anderson Park for Night Out in the Parks. We are proud to be a part of the 500 events by more than 120 artists in this 10th anniversary year of Night Out in the Parks with the Chicago Park District.

Fred Anderson Park Schedule:
https://tinyurl.com/fredandersonpark

Download the app for all the latest information and updates:

https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/my-chi-parks-app

THANK YOU TO EACH PERSON who ordered a Velvet tee. Your $5 donation to support concerts at Fred Anderson Park is appreci...
05/17/2022

THANK YOU TO EACH PERSON who ordered a Velvet tee. Your $5 donation to support concerts at Fred Anderson Park is appreciated.

If you would like to contribute directly, then please consider using our PayPal donation option.

paypal.me/birdhouseinc

Thank you!

FRED ANDERSON - saxophonesJARIBU SHAHID - bassHAMID DRAKE - drums09 mai 2004, 25 ème Europa Jazz du Mans, Francehttps://...
04/22/2022
Fred Anderson Trio 2004

FRED ANDERSON - saxophones
JARIBU SHAHID - bass
HAMID DRAKE - drums

09 mai 2004, 25 ème Europa Jazz du Mans, France

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zsn7pNyrF4

FRED ANDERSON - saxophonesJARIBU SHAHID - bassHAMID DRAKE - drums09 mai 2004, 25 ème Europa Jazz du Mans, FranceIf you do not agree with the description, or ...

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