Freddie Hubbard Memorial Planned for NYC

A memorial event to honor the late trumpet great Freddie Hubbard, who died last December, will take place next Monday, May 4, 6:30 to 9:30 PM, at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), New York City.

In addition to Hubbard’s widow Briggie, his son Duane and his musical director David Weiss, the following are scheduled to appear:

Donald Byrd, Cedar Walton, Louis Hayes, Charles Tolliver, Wynton Marsalis, Gary Bartz, Slide Hampton, Jimmy Heath, Billy Harper, Joe Chambers, Al Foster, Wallace Roney, Joe Lovano, Buster Williams, Lenny White, Roy Hargrove, Stanley Crouch, Randy Brecker, Javon Jackson, Christian McBride, Carl Allen, Reggie Workman, George Cables, Russell Malone, Jeremy Pelt, Vincent Herring, Larry Ridley, Killer Ray Appleton, Howard Johnson, George Coleman, Jimmy Owens, Don Braden, Peter Washington, Pete “LaRoca” Sims, and the New Jazz Composers Octet (David Weiss, Myron Walden, Jimmy Greene, Steve Davis, Norbert Stachel, Xavier Davis, Dwayne Burno and E.J. Strickland).

The family asks that donations be made in Freddie’s name to the Jazz Foundation of America, which helped take care of Hubbard during his times of illness. Donations can be made online at Jazz Foundation, or make checks payable to:

Jazz Foundation of America

322 West 48th Street 6th floor

New York, NY10036

Attn: In honor of Freddie Hubbard