Frank Morgan - Memorial Celebration at the Jazz Bakery


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JANUARY 5TH, 2008 2:00PM- 5:30PM Open to public

Sammie Roberts Jazz with support from the Jazz Bakery and Mars Jazz is hosting a memorial celebration for legendary bebop saxophonist Frank Morgan.

The memorial will be held at the Jazz Bakery, 3233 Helms Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90034 2:00pm- 5:30pm

FRANK MORGAN, poll-winning alto saxophonist and Bird's protg, was a master interpreter of bebop and ballads. After recovering from a stroke in 1998, Frank played better than ever and received great reviews from critics and jazz presenters alike, adding a new chapter to a personal history of overcoming adversity.

After struggling with drug addiction and prison for three decades, Frank made a much-publicized comeback in 1985, and went on to record nearly twenty LP's and CD's as a leader before his death from colon cancer last Friday, Dec. 14.

For more information about this topic contact: Sammie Roberts at 714-213-3205 or [email protected]

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