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Memorial set for Chicago jazz legend Von Freeman

Howard Reich

10:56 AM CDT, August 21, 2012

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A memorial service for Chicago tenor saxophone giant Von Freeman will take place at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at Christ Universal Temple, 11901 S. Ashland Ave.

Freeman, who earlier this year was awarded a Jazz Masters Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (the nation's highest jazz honor), died Aug. 11 at age 88 of heart failure.

Musicians from across the country will attend, including saxophonists Chico Freeman (his son) and Steve Coleman, trumpeter Brad Goode and Freeman’s band: guitarist Mike Allemana, bassist Matt Ferguson and drummer Mike Raynor.