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Hadley Caliman Funeral / Wake / Memorial Services INFO: Jazz Saxophonist "Little Dex" Dies At 78

Seattle, Washington area jazz bebop tenor saxman and flautist Hadley Caliman (of Freddie Hubbard band fame), passed away aged 78 years on Wednesday September 8, 2010 after succumbing to liver cancer...his latest jazz album "Straight Ahead" made the top ten list on jazz charts nationally earlier this year. He was known as "Little Dex" due to having lived near jazz saxman Dexter Gordon and maintaining a close relationship with Gordon when the youthful Caliman was an active participant in the Los Angeles jazz scene. In the 1970s Caliman worked and recorded with Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead and jazz pianist Earl "Fatha" Hines. In later years, Mr. Caliman became an educator at the Cornish College Of The Arts in Seattle and in retirement he performed with The Seattle Jazz Repertory Orchestra as well as his own jazz quartet. He released another album in August of this year called "Reunion" (with Pete Christilieb).

--Hadley Caliman's Official Website:

--Hadley Caliman's Wikipedia profile is available at this link:

--Here is a more detailed obituary from a local-area newspaper found at this link:

--Here is the Hadley Caliman on-line memorial to view and guestbook which you can sign:

Memorial service plans in Seattle are as follows:

--Hadley Caliman's memorial service, “Celebration of Life":
Saturday, September 18 at 11:00am
Seattle First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Avenue (at Seneca)
Seattle, WA 98122

--A reception will follow:
Saturday, September 18 at 2:00pm
Tula's Jazz Club
2214 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

--Donations in Mr. Caliman's memory can be made in lieu of flowers to either organization as follows:

The Hadley Caliman Merit Scholarship Fund at Cornish College of the Arts
1000 Lenora Street, 7th Floor
Seattle, WA 98121

The Jazz Foundation of America
“Saving jazz and blues, one musician at a time"
322 West 48th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Here is a video of tenorist Hadley Caliman playing in 1978 with the Freddie Hubbard Quintet:


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