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Finding new avenues of expression that embrace the heritage and tradition of the music.

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Chico Freeman and Heiri Kanzig Duo...

Chico Freeman and Heiri Kanzig Duo

Chico Freeman and Heiri Känzig duo in the studio while recording the new CD "The Arrival" on Intakt Records.

The Chico Freeman's Exotica - "Hang Loose"...

The Chico Freeman's Exotica - "Hang Loose"

The Chico Freeman Acoustic Trio is composed of Chico Freeman - Tenor and Soprano Saxophones, Svante Henryson - Cello and Reto Weber - Exotic Percussion (on t...

Chico Freeman & The Fritz Pauer Trio - The Essence of Silence...

Chico Freeman & The Fritz Pauer Trio - The Essence of Silence

New album by Chico Freeman & The Fritz Pauer Trio Chico Freeman (saxes) Fritz Pauer (piano) Iohannes Strasser (bass) Joris Dudli (drums) Fourteen brand new t...

Chico Freeman - The Elvin Jones Project (version 1)...

Chico Freeman - The Elvin Jones Project (version 1)

Chico Freeman - Kings Of Mali...

Chico Freeman - Kings Of Mali

played this out to death since i first heard it in '77...and wotta line-up; Chico Freeman,Jay Hoggard,the awesome Cecil McBee,Anthony Davis,Famadou Don Moye

Chico Freeman...

Chico Freeman

John Coltrane's composition "Lonnie's Lament" Chico Freeman on sax

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Spoken Into Existence CD Cover
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The Arrival CD Cover
All In the Family CD Cover | Chico Freeman
All In the Family CD Cover
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Chico Freeman /

CHICO FREEMAN

Heralded as one of the most important saxophonists of our time, musician, composer and producer Chico Freeman embodies the intent of jazz by finding new avenues of expression that embrace its heritage and tradition.

As part of the Freeman family legacy of Chicago; his father, legendary NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Von Freeman; his uncles, guitarist George Freeman; and drummer Bruz Freeman, Chico amassed a diverse résumé of performing R&B to blues, hard bop to avant-garde. His collegiate studies in Advanced Composition and Theory at Northwestern University led him to teach composition at the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians) Music School, and while attaining his Masters in Composition and Theory at Governor State University, he studied composition with NEA Jazz Master Muhal Richard Abrams.

In graduate school, a memorable performance at the Notre Dame Intercollegiate Jazz Festival won him multiple awards including a tour of Brazil, with a stopover in New York, where he discovered his reputation had preceded him. He was immediately embraced by a remarkable array of Jazz masters and began touring and recording with Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, Sun Ra, Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Palmieri and Jack DeJohnette to name a few. Concurrently, he started recording as a leader with albums that met with immediate commercial success and critical acclaim.
Chico Freeman’s career has enjoyed non-stop growth. He has more than 30 albums as a leader and is a 2-time GRAMMY® nominee. His writing for film, television and theatre has won him awards in Austria, Germany, Canada and Italy. In 2013, he was presented with the Bicentennial Exhibition Award, History Of Black Music in Los Angeles.
Freeman has perfected an immediately recognizable approach to music and composition, blending what he has experienced from his past and providing fluidity into a future of infinite musical possibilities.

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Chico Freeman

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Sep 01, 2015

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"The Arrival" Reviews/Press

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Jun 26, 2013

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Bicentennial Exhibition Award, History Of Black Music in L.A.

Apr 29, 2013

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Jazz Times Review of 'Elvin'

This is a straight-ahead date that re-savors the crackling energy and piquant drama that Jones stoked for ensembles led by saxophonists Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson and, of course, John Coltrane. Read the full review here!

Apr 01, 2011

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The Vienna Review

"A night of highlights, the teaming of Pauer and Freeman worked its magic among the fortunate on hand at Jazzland" -Philip Ellison

Feb 01, 2011

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Austria Standard 'Essence of Silence' Review

"An intensive and compact impression. A lot of musical heat, but not one single note too much."

Jan 01, 2007

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Avlaia Music Magazine, Cultural Award 2007

Jan 01, 2005

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Best Score for "East of Paradise"

Jan 01, 1998

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Best Score for "Sue"

Jan 01, 1981

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Stereo Review Record of The Year

For his record 'The Outside Within.'

Jan 01, 1979

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Won New York Jazz Award

May 25, 1972

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Graduates Northwestern University

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Date Title Location Type Info
Jun 22, 2013 Chico Freeman with Squeezeband ,  
Jul 06, 2013 Chico Freeman & Guataca - Duren, Germany ,  
Jul 24, 2013 Chico Freeman ‘The Elvin Jones Project’ - Augsburg, Germany ,  
Aug 21, 2013 Chico Freeman/Reto Weber ‘School Concert’ - Aarau, Switzerland ,  
Aug 27, 2013 Chico Freeman/Reto Weber ‘School Concert’ - Brig, Switzerland ,  
Aug 29, 2013 Chico Freeman/Reto Weber ‘School Concert’ - Orpund, Switzerland ,  
Aug 30, 2013 Chico Freeman/Reto Weber ‘School Concert’ - Wängi, Switzerland ,  
Aug 30, 2013 Chico Freeman w/The Caryl Baker Quartet’ - Switzerland ,  
Aug 31, 2013 Chico Freeman w/Massimo Faraò - Italy ,  
Sep 01, 2013 Chico Freeman w/Squeezeband - Badeheisel ,  
Sep 06, 2013 Chico Freeman w/Squeezeband - Buenos Aires, Argentina ,  
Sep 07, 2013 Chico Freeman w/Squeezeband - Buenos Aires, Argentina ,  
Sep 08, 2013 Chico Freeman w/Squeezeband - La Plata, Argentina ,  
Sep 09, 2013 Chico Freeman w/Squeezeband - Bolivia, South America ,  
Sep 10, 2013 Chico Freeman w/Squeezeband - Bolivia, South America ,  
Sep 11, 2013 Chico Freeman w/Squeezeband - Bolivia, South America ,  
Sep 12, 2013 Chico Freeman w/Squeezeband - Bolivia, South America ,  
Sep 13, 2013 Chico Freeman w/Squeezeband - Bolivia, South America ,  
Sep 14, 2013 Chico Freeman w/Squeezeband - Bolivia, South America ,  
Sep 24, 2013 Chico Freeman/Reto Weber ‘School Concert’ ,  
Sep 27, 2013 Chico Freeman w/Squeezeband - Luxembourg ,  
Oct 12, 2013 Chico Freeman Quartet - Vienna, Austria ,  
Oct 14, 2013 Chico Freeman – Tribute to Fritz Pauer ,  
Oct 16, 2013 Chico Freeman w/Squeezeband - Kosfeld, Germany ,  
Oct 17, 2013 Chico Freeman w/Squeezeband - Mitlich, Germany ,  
Oct 19, 2013 Chico Freeman w/Squeezeband - Bergkamen, Germany ,  
Apr 04, 2014 Stadttheater Mindelheim, Germany Performance  
Apr 30, 2014 Chico Freeman/Reto Weber Duo Rebstein, Switzerland Performance  
May 23, 2014 Chico Freeman/Reto Weber Duo Elsau, Switzerland Performance  
Jun 29, 2014 Bobby Durham Jazz Camp Turin, Italy Performance  
Jun 30, 2014 Bobby Durham Jazz Camp Turin, Italy Performance  
Jul 01, 2014 Bobby Durham Jazz Camp Turin, Italy Performance  
Jul 02, 2014 Bobby Durham Jazz Camp Turin, Italy Performance  
Jul 03, 2014 Bobby Durham Jazz Camp Turin, Italy Performance  
Jul 04, 2014 Bobby Durham Jazz Camp Turin, Italy Performance  
Jul 05, 2014 Bobby Durham Jazz Camp Turin, Italy Performance  
Jul 06, 2014 Bobby Durham Jazz Camp Turin, Italy Performance  
Jul 07, 2014 Jazz Parade Festival Fribourg, Switzerland Performance  
Sep 19, 2014 Englewood Jazz Festival Chicago, IL Performance  
Oct 24, 2014 Sibiu Jazz Festival Sibiu, Romania Performance  
Oct 25, 2014 Sibiu Jazz Festival Sibiu, Romania Performance  
Dec 18, 2014 Chico Freeman w/Squeezeband Stuttgart, Germany Performance  
Feb 03, 2015 Chico Freeman/Reto Weber Duo St. Moritz, Switzerland Performance  
Mar 27, 2015 Johanneskirche Zürich, Switzerland Performance  
Oct 09, 2015 Moods Zürich, Switzerland Performance  
Oct 24, 2015 Chollerhalle Zug, Switzerland Performance  
Nov 24, 2015 Jazzland Vienna, Performance  
Nov 24, 2015 Jazzland Vienna, Austria Performance  
Nov 25, 2015 Jazzland Vienna, Performance  
Nov 25, 2015 Jazzland Vienna, Austria Performance  
Nov 26, 2015 Jazzland Vienna, Performance  
Nov 26, 2015 Jazzland Vienna, Austria Performance  
Nov 27, 2015 Jazzland Vienna, Performance  
Nov 27, 2015 Jazzland Vienna, Austria Performance  
Nov 28, 2015 Jazzland Vienna, Performance  
Nov 28, 2015 Jazzland Vienna, Austria Performance  
Dec 05, 2015 Stadtkirche Biel, Switzerland Performance  
Dec 08, 2015 Au Cheval Blanc Strasbourg, France Performance  
Jan 16, 2016 Chorus Lausanne, Switzerland Performance  
Mar 10, 2016 Theaterstübchen Kassel, Germany Performance  
Mar 11, 2016 Altes Pfandhaus Köln, Germany Performance  
Mar 12, 2016 Jazz Am See Feldafing, Germany Performance  
Apr 08, 2016 Tangente Jazz+ Eschen, Liechtenstein Performance  
Apr 10, 2016 Poznan Festival Poznan, Poland Performance  
May 14, 2016 The Dining Room at the Sandi Point Bistro Somers Point, NJ Performance  
May 14, 2016 Cape Bank Jazz @ the Point Festival Sommers Point, NJ Performance  
May 19, 2016 Jazz at Lincoln Center, Dizzy's Club Coca-cola New York, NY Performance  
May 19, 2016 Dizzy's Club Coca Cola @ Jazz at Lincoln Center New York, , NY Performance  
Sep 15, 2016 Chisinau Ethno Jazz Festival Chisinau, Moldovia Performance  
Sep 16, 2016 Porgy & Bess Vienna, Austria Performance  
Oct 13, 2016 Internationales Jazz Festival Leibnitz Jazz & Wein Leibnitz, Austria Performance  
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