A tribute to Fred Anderson, saxophonist/composer/entrepreneur/owner of the Velvet Lounge in Chicago. Artists featured: Fred Anderson, Famoudou Don Moye, Lester Bowie, Pyeng Threadgill, and the original Ethnic Heritage Ensemble. A new feature to the Collective Eye is honoring a living jazz master, consistently, from week to week. The artist will Von Freeman, saxophinist for the unforeseeable future.
A tribute to Benny Powell, trombonist, who walked on June 26, 2010. Featured artists include Slide Hampton, Curtis Fuller, Fred Wesley, the original Jazz Crusaders, Kurt Elling, Frederick Tuxx, Cassandra Wilson, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Von Freeman, Steve Coleman, and La India with Eddie Palmieri.