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December 15, 2010
I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to the family and friends. Although I have never met him. I just wanted you to know thai I am sorry for your loss. Please know that you are never alone. As you turn to the Holy Scriptures for guidance so as to soothe that aching heart.-Psalm 34:18 Assures us that God is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit he saves.
August 05, 2010
It's a terrible tragedy that Fred Anderson has passed away. You can help remember him by contributing to his memorial website at http://fredanderson.people2remember.com/
July 08, 2010
To the family of Fred Anderson: Many well-wishers have already said what I feel in expressing my condolences to you but because I can feel a person's pain in losing someone (because of my many losses) I wanted to add to those who gave you comfort from God's Word, the Bible.
July 08, 2010
I never knew Fred, but I love music and I can hear his music as I bring him to mind.May you keep playing in heaven,I will walk out during early
nite, look up at the sky,and listen as you play among the stars,R.I.P.my
friend. Jim McCoy,N.W. AL.
July 08, 2010
My sympathy goes out to the Anderson family. My thoughts and prayers also be with your friends during this time of bereavement. I did not know you personally but I know you must have been dear to many. I know words bring little comfort but I hope these will help to soothe the pain. (2 cor. 1:3,4)
July 07, 2010
To the Family and Friends of Fred Anderson,

I am sorry for the loss of such a talented and family treasure like Mr.Anderson.
At this difficult time I hope the family will draw on the many memories he must have made over the years. I know he will be missed.

Revelation 21:4-:"God promises that he will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and death will be no more".

You can feel that Death can leave a heartache that nothing can heal, just know that Love can leave a memory that no one can steal.

The Grant Family-Aurora,Ohio
July 06, 2010
To the family of Fred Anderson.
Death can leave an ache in ones heart that only the love of our God Jehovah can heal. Psalms 34:18. May He comfort you all at this time of loss and may Fred's music stay stay alive in your hearts. He played my favorite instrument....the SAX.
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.
July 06, 2010
I am sorry to hear about your lost. "May the God of comfort, who comfort us in all our trials bring you comfort at this time."(2Cor.1;3,4)
July 05, 2010
I played with Fred with his North Side Band while I was in High School in the early 70s and it was one of the most memorable experiences in my life. Fred taught us to respect and embrace musical traditions while encouraging us to experiment and forge our own style. You could hear those traditions in everything that he played. Music has lost a great man, but his spirit lives on in the countless numbers of musicians that he encouraged and nurtured.
July 05, 2010
Dear Anderson Family, please know that you are in our hearts and prayers. The Bible says that a person’s days are 70 years but if because of special mightiness 80 years, Psalm 90:10. Mr. Fred Anderson was mighty to have lived so long. It is still so painful when someone we love dies. May our Heavenly Father strengthen and comfort you during this time of great loss. Please pour out all your feelings as you throw all your burdens on Almighty God in prayer because He cares for you. First Peter 5:7. With Deepest Sympathy, The Boone Family, Alexandria, VA
July 05, 2010
Look forward to seeing dead loved ones again."There is going to be a ressurection of both the righteous and the unrighteous Acts:24,15
July 05, 2010
One of the reasons I moved from Louisville, KY to Chicago a few years ago was because of the music scene, and Fred Anderson was a big part of that for me and so many others. I loved The Velvet Lounge and was blown away by Fred's playing. Most importantly, though, I really enjoyed the few conversations I had with Fred. I wasn't friends with him or anything, but he was always very kind and welcoming at his club. My condolences to the Andersons.
July 04, 2010
MY CONDOLENSES TO THE FAMILY FOR THERE LOST@I PRAY FOR THE FAMILY STENGHT MAY GOD BE WITH THEM AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME..WE HAVE LOSS A GREAT FATHER,BROTHER,UNCLE@A ROLE MODEL TO THIS WORLD....MAY U R.I.P.
July 03, 2010
Our condolenses to you and your family for your loss. May the God of comfort be with you during this difficult time.
2Cor 1:2-4
July 02, 2010
May God put the family together in this trying times (meisu, Ghana)
July 01, 2010
Anderson Family,
I am so very sorry to hear about Fred. He was such a talented man who will be missed so many all over the country. May all of you be comforted in knowing that God is near to those who are broken at heart and grieved in spirit. Always cherish your many happy memories.
June 30, 2010

I'll get my first opportunity to visit Chicago next year. I hear the city is rich with history and culture. No doubt Mr. Anderson contributed much to that. (John 5:28,29)
June 30, 2010
Man’s sins result in death, not torment in an afterlife. “The wages sin pays is death,” according to the Scriptures, and “he who has died has been acquitted from his sin.”—Romans 5:12; 6:7, 23.
The dead are not suffering. Rather, it is as though they were in a deep sleep, without consciousness—pleasurable or otherwise. There can be no question about it, then, that all the efforts people make to help the dead run contrary to Bible teachings.
June 30, 2010
My deepest sympathies are with the Anderson family at this difficult time may the words at Isaiah 25;8 be of comfort and encouragement to your family and friends.
June 30, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
June 29, 2010
I don't think I've seen a single artist as much this last decade as I have Fred Anderson. He was always there, it seemed. Last time I saw him was my last birthday, Dec. 12. My girlfriend of 3 years and I had broken up the day before, and I decided I wasn't going to be alone so I went to the Velvet. Fred was playing with Tatsu Aoki and Chad Taylor. Wave after wave of improvisation soothed my pain.

Bye Fred, and thanks. I'll miss having you there.
June 29, 2010
My condolences to the Anderson Family,
What shows that a person value this gift of life? By the legacy they leave behind. May those happy memories sustain the family and bring some comfort to your heart.

He is healing the broken-hearted ones, and is binding up their painful spots.(Psalms 147:3)
June 29, 2010
You have my condolesence for your lost. The bible is a sure comfort when you lose a love one in death. Psalm 23 is excellent source of comfort.
June 29, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
June 29, 2010
My sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. Fred Anderson will be remembered by many jazz aficionados. Does God care? Jehovah God will comfort all who grieve. His words in the scriptures at 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 bring comfort to all.
June 29, 2010
May you rest in peace.
June 29, 2010
To the relatives & friends of Fred Anderson.
He'll always be remembered by many a number too great to count by us. Caring, and always had time to speak whenever we would come to The Velvet Lounge. Surely from Allah we come and to Allah we shall return.
June 29, 2010
May the Anderson family be comforted by God's words, "Like a man whom his own mother keeps comforting, so I myself shall keep comforting you people."

H.T.,Indiana
June 29, 2010
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Fred Anderson. The Bible assures, that God will bring you comfort during this difficult time. It tells us that he is with those who are broken hearted, who have have experienced the death of a loved one. (Psalm 147:3)
June 28, 2010
My sincere sympathy to the Anderson family. May the God of all comfort be with your family during this very sad time. Always remember God is for us a refuge and strength, a help that is readily to be found during distresses.
June 28, 2010
To the relatives & friends of Fred Anderson,

You have my sincere sympathy. Take comfort in knowing that soon death will be no more & it will be brought to nothing. (Rev. 21:3,4; 1 Cor. 15:26)

The Creator is ready to restore Fred to life. Remain prayerful.
June 28, 2010
To the Anderson family may God keep and bless your family always.
June 28, 2010
Fred and the home he made for Great Jazz Music transformed everyone that listened and passed through. My wife and I are two who are so marked. We will miss Fred very much.
June 28, 2010
Fred and the home he made for Great Jazz Music transformed everyone that listened and passed through. My wife and I are two who are so marked. We will miss Fred very much.
June 28, 2010
Fred's saxaphone sang to the eternal. We honor his memory, and miss his song.
June 28, 2010
Dear Anderson family: May you find comfort in the words of Jesus, "God will wipe out every tear from their eye and death will be no more." Rev. 21: 3, 4. Fred will be missed dearly.
June 27, 2010
As a patron of the Velvet Lounge for the past ten years or so, since the days there really were red velvet walls, I am so sad that you are gone Fred. We spoke on the phone just three weeks ago. I am just happy that I got to hear your voice, and I am practicing with your book for "Creative Musicians". I wish you were here to ask questions about this book, but I realize that I will have to figure it out or ask those who knew you and the lessons you were trying to teach. Your spirit will live on forever in Chicago. I love you. RIP. CJ
June 27, 2010
fred never had the pleasure of listening to you,how unfortunate i love a sax man it is the most vibrant instrument and soul thrilling i will look for hour music thanks for the time and music it made and left something for the people
June 27, 2010
I have been blessed to have had musical conversation with you for the last 45 years. Your inspiration has been, was and will continue to be supreme.

You will be sorely missed.

As Kenny Clarke always said, "Make history on the bandstand (in Heaven)

Your friend and bandmate,

Alvin Fielder
June 27, 2010
I last talked with Fred on May 27. That night I first forgot the name of the jazz player whose music I was trying to compare with his, and then delighted him with a story about listening to one of the many Fred Anderson Hamid Drake cds followed immediately by Coletrane Live at the Half Note and the way the two sounded like they fit together.

On that night, the club was opened up to a couple of graduating students who with many more students and non- played jazz for four or six hours.

It took me back to the late 80s, when I first went to the Velvet Lounge, where Fred played with a bunch of graduating high school students who had obviously been playing in the club on many more occasions than the night I was there.

Then I learned how he practiced many hours every single day, but not from him, from one of his students.

And then it hit me, sometime in the early 90s, and I have introduced as many people as I could get to make the forty minute drive from Lake County Indiana because the Velvet Lounge is not a jazz club, it is a jazz school, with a method of teaching that fits with every discipline, from washing dishes to practicing law to writing fiction, an old old method, in the nature of becoming it.

I will miss Fred along with everyone else who knew him,but will with every bit of jazz I hear rememember and celebrate the dean of free jazz, who put everyone to shame musically until the very last note...

May the family remain strong.

Kevin Marshall
Lake County, Indiana
June 27, 2010
June 27, 2010
Eugene, Michael and the Anderson family, so sorry for the loss of such a gifted and talent man, our love, thoughts and prayers are with you. May you all draw comfort from his memories. May John 5:28-29 bring you comfort knowing that one day soon death will be gone forever.
June 27, 2010
Dear Michael and Eugene, I offer my prayers and thoughts to you at this time of your loss.Your father gave so much of himself to this music and to us musicians, His inspiration will go on and grow through eternity. He saved me and many others with his choice of freedom.
June 27, 2010
As a frequent visitor to the Velvet Lounge to listen to the sunday jam sessions, I quickly realized that Fred had constructed a place where not only young players could be welcomed into the community and history of Chicago jazz, but a generation of listeners as well. When I finally plucked up the courage to approach Fred and speak with him, I was struck by his generousity, humility, and his deep passion for jazz history (the conversation always got around to Charlie Parker). If you were lucky and stayed around long enough, Fred might play the last set and unleash that force of nature.

That generousity was evident in many performances with other musicians I witnessed over the years. I recall a show Fred had with Ken Vandermark that featured the most careful listening to each other (while playing at breakneck speed and a rich vocabulary of ideas) that I can recall. The musicians that were introduced into my world by virtue of their association with Fred (Ernest Dawkins, Hamid Drake, Billy Brimfield, Josh Abrams, and many more), have enriched my life and appreciation for this city.

I will miss Fred, as both a amazing player and a important connecting force in the culture and musical history of this city. Rest in Peace.
June 27, 2010
Thanks for great sax music, one of the greatess. Prayers for Mr. Fred's family.

M. Stockton, M. Va.
June 27, 2010
June 27, 2010
Will miss you and your sax playing
June 26, 2010
Our prayers and thoughts are with Fred's family. Dear Fred thanks for the jazz. We loved it!
June 26, 2010
"With a man there is nothing better than that he should eat and indeed drink and cause his soul to see good because of his hard work..." Ecclesiates 2:24
Your dad was able to live this blessing. May you find comfort in the acts of kindness shown to you during your time of need. May you allow the God of all comfort strengthen you.
June 26, 2010
MR. ANDERSON ANOTHER GREAT ONE GONE HOME
MAY GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF THEIR LIVES,HE WILL TRULY BE MISSED THANK FOR THE GOOD MEMORIES
June 26, 2010
You always were in the light, now you are eternal. Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine;et lux perpetua luceat ei.

Pamita A.
June 26, 2010

My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. May the God of all comfort bring peace until he destroys this enemy, death, once and for all time. The dead will have the prospect of remaining on earth forever under peaceful, paradisaic conditions.
June 26, 2010
Fred, my dear friend for over 45 years will truly be missed. I'm so glad that we (The James Wagner Hyde Park Jazz Society with John Wright Music) had the opportunity to honor him before he made his transition.

John & Jean Wright
June 26, 2010
ferd anderson Your in Heaven with the angels Have Fun R.i.p 1929-2010
June 26, 2010
Dear Eugene and Michael Anderson:

Your father's accomplishments were many, and great to be sure. However, you, his sons, were his "greatest and most treasured." Knowing that truth, may you find comfort. Certainly, be reminded to, "Hope in Jehovah; be courageous and let your heart be strong. Yes, hope in Jehovah," Pslams 27:14

Heartfelt Condolences,
June 26, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
June 26, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
June 26, 2010
Can't wait to hear you play for eternity when we meet on the other side of this old, failing system.
June 26, 2010
To the family of Fred Anderson may you find comfort in your memories I am sure he will be missed by many may the God of all comfort be with you in your time of grief.
June 26, 2010
May the God of comfort comfort you during this sad time.(2 Corinthians 1:3,4).
June 26, 2010
My Sincere Condolence...

Micheal L. Nesbitt
Burbank,CA.
June 26, 2010
AND HIS HORN WILL PLAY ON , MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP THE FAMILY WITH WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF THE A WONDERFUL HORN PLAYER.
June 25, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
June 25, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
June 25, 2010
June 25, 2010
I love Jazz and love Fred.So sorry for your loss.He was a great sax player.Bye Fred!
June 25, 2010
To the the family of Fred Anderson - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that Fred will be missed by many.
June 25, 2010
Fred, you are well thought of by the music community as your name is on the hearts and lips of every Sax player that walks through my door to bring me this news.
Your legacy is amazing and you are well missed.
June 25, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
June 25, 2010
You have left a great and lasting legacy to all Jazz lovers worldwide...Thanks Man...may you rest in peace.
June 25, 2010
My condolences to the Anderson family, this is a sad time for many that knew him. his music will live on. may you find comfort in the promise at John 11:25 during this time of grief.
June 25, 2010
As you pass through the pain of loosing a father - a pain I experienced myself mere weeks ago - may your memories of the joy he brought to you and to the world, through his music, his inspiration, and his generosity, grow every more frequent than your memories of your loss.
June 25, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
June 25, 2010
There is a spirit and sound that was silenced and will not be replaced. Fate is coming upon Fred's friday night gathering on Wells street in the 70's and forever changing my life. Fred opened my mind and ears to not just jazz but all great music.

Peace, you will be missed dearly.
June 25, 2010
I will spend the rest of the afternoon playing the records made with Hamid Drake, which are some of my favourite modern jazz records. RIP
June 25, 2010
May God hold you near and dear during this this time of sorrow. Fred was a great musician and a good man.
Affectionately,
Kyra Dana-Baer
June 25, 2010
I hope the many great memories bring a smile to your face, Anderson family.
June 25, 2010
BROWN OCTOBER LEAVES TRAMPLE UNDER FOOT;SNOW FALLS QUIETLY AS IT MAKES INTRICATE DESIGNS.
THE MELODIC TONES THAT YOU MADE WILL CONTINUE TO REACH FRIENDS YOU NEVER MET!
June 25, 2010
Fred, I will miss you dearly. You are still a man of high wisdom and strength. May the perpetual light of God look after you always.
June 25, 2010
MR.FRED ANDERSON YOU WILL BE DEARLY MISSED.REST IN MEMORY WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU.
June 25, 2010
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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http://www.ruthann1.com
June 25, 2010
our sentiments to
'FRED'
Jazz Saxp-Artist
Rest in peace In
memory
to Fred Anderson~
June 25, 2010
Rest in peace Mr. Anderson. Prayers to the Family.
June 25, 2010
Anderson Family,

Jazz music is one of my favorites to listen too. May you find comfort in knowing that there are others who care about your great loss. May the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our pain and sorrow give you the needed comfort in this time of deep sorrow.
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