Volume CIX, No. 2February, 2009

To submit an obituary, photo or reminiscence of a deceased member, e-mail Allegro editor Mikael Elsila at Survivors of deceased members should call Theresa Couture at (212) 245-4802, ext. 115 to ask about a possible refund of Local 802 membership dues. And spouses of deceased members should call the AFM pension fund at (800) 833-8065. Ask for the pension benefits department. Spouses may be entitled to a pension benefit.

George J. Adell, drums

Ira Bloom, piano

John Blumetti, piano

Richard W. Booe, saxophone

Omar Clay, drums

A. J. Criscuolo, piano

Bill Elton, trombone

Ben Etri, alto sax

George S. Gesslein, bass trombone

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet

Daven Jenkins, cello

Jesse L. Levine, viola

Selden A. Pinero, violin

John F. Potoker, piano

Frank P. Vance, accordion

James J. Wilson, saxophone

Freddie Hubbard

Freddie Hubbard, 70, the jazz trumpeter, died on Nov. 26. His powerful, inventive solos had helped define modern jazz.

Mr. Hubbard was famous for his work with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, a group that helped start the careers of dozens of prominent jazz artists. After his work with Blakey, Mr. Hubbard appeared on many recordings under his own name and with other artists such as Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy and John Coltrane. He had been a member of Local 802 for nearly 20 years during the 1970’s and 1980’s before moving to the West Coast.

Local 802 has learned that the Hubbard family is currently facing enormous debts due to medical and funeral costs. Members who wish to help the Hubbard family may make donations to the Local 802 Musicians’ Assistance Fund in the name of Freddie Hubbard. Contact Bill Dennison at (212) 245-4802, ext. 110 .

Donations may also be sent directly to his wife, Mrs. Brigitte Hubbard, 14843 Addison Street, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.

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