[JPL] Goin' To Chicago / Vonsky

Jim Wilke jwilke123 at comcast.net
Thu Apr 3 01:28:24 EDT 2008


Thanks, Kate.  I feel better now - and a man in his 80s deserves to get 
picky about gigs!
I don't know if those Tuesday sessions at the New Apartment are still 
happening,  do you?
I did see a review of him playing there in January.

Jim

On Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at 07:22  PM, Kathryn Smith wrote:

> NOT TRUE
>   He has begun to slow down a bit, with regard to taking all the gigs 
> offered.
>   However, Blowin' as strong as ever.
>   - Kate.
>
> Jim Wilke <jwilke123 at comcast.net> wrote:
>
> Steven,
>
> That's shocking! I hadn't heard of his passing and could find no
> mention of it through JIC, allaboutmusic.com, a google search, the jazz
> journalists association or even his own web page -
> members.tripod.com/go54321/vf/vonfreeman.html . I found one reference
> that had him playing a gig last month. Do you have any details? He's
> one of those bigger than life characters who just seemed like he'd go
> on forever.
>
> Jim Wilke
> Jazz After Hours, PRI
> www.jazzafterhours.org
>
>
>
> On Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at 06:43 PM, Bluenightrecords at aol.com
> wrote:
>
>> In a message dated 4/2/2008 6:37:27 PM Central Daylight Time,
>> jwilke123 at comcast.net writes:
>>
>> Von Freeman & friends play Tuesdays at
>> the New Apartment,
>>
>>
>> Jim, et al. Just so you know, Von Freeman passed away some months
>> ago.
>>
>> Anyone coming to Chicago, feel free to give me a shout in advance.
>> I'll try
>> to hook you up with what's happening.
>>
>> Cheers!
>>
>> Steven
>>
>> Steven Briggs, President
>> Blue Night Records
>> www.bluenightrecords.com
>>
>



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