In Memoriam|


Jack Fredericksen passed away on May 24, 2014, at the age of 81. He was born February 11, 1933 to Harold, Sr. and Eunice (Vaughn) Fredericksen in Pasadena, California. He is survived by his wife Judy (Greene) Fredericksen; daughters Kim Fredericksen, Karen (Mike McKinley) Fredericksen, Julie Fredericksen and Jill (Michael Fitts) Fredericksen; son Kevin Bailey; grandchildren Shane & Nikki McKinley; sister Joan (Bill) Wagoner; poodle Molly, his constant shadow. Preceded in death by son Aaron Bailey.

Jack will be remembered as a gifted professional musician, educator, composer and arranger. He played with the Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra, “A Pair of Jacks” and composed and arranged for the Denver Brass.

A musical Celebration of Jack’s life [took] place on June 9th at the Mercury Café in Denver. The Hot Tomatoes and Denver Brass performed in honor of Jack.

Donations may be sent to the Jack Fredericksen Memorial Fund that has been established for the Denver School of the Arts Music Department c/o:
DSA Friends Foundation
7111 Montview Blvd.
Denver, CO 80220

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Lt. Colonel Albert L. Hayes, Jr., passed away Tuesday, April 29th in Englewood, Colorado. Son of Irene Bernadette & Albert Leonard Hayes Sr. and brother to Aileen Hayes and Sylvia Couling, Albert was born April 9,1935 in Willsboro, New York. A decorated Army veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam wars, Albert retired with his wife Yang Jin & five children to Colorado in 1978. In retirement Al, or Jazzbo as some of his closest friends knew him, was a member of numerous Jazz bands and was renowned in Denver as a tuba and string bass player. He was an avid outdoorsman as well as a master mechanic. A man of many talents.

He is survived by his five children and their spouses, Cynthia Dody, Albert Leonard Hayes III, Patricia & Stephen Burton, Michelle & Robert Pate, and Joseph Hayes. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Hayes Burton, Jessica Weiss, Chase Rowland, Michaela Hayes, Timothy Pate, Ryan Pate, Jordan Dody and Sara Pate. His love and appreciation of music and nature, as well as his strong sense of pride, duty and loyalty will live on with his surviving family. Catholic burial with full military honors were held at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado on Thursday, May 8th. He had been a member of the Denver Musicians Association since 1978.

(Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from May 14 to June 12, 2014).

[Jack Fredericksen and Albert Hayes’ memorials were published in the Denver Musicians Association newsletter on June 5th. ]

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More Notable Musicians’ Deaths:

June 2014:

11th: Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, 80, Spanish conductor and composer, cancer.

10th: Baul Abdul Karim Shah, 90, Bangladeshi folk singer, winner of Ekushey Padak (2011), asthma.

8th: Jesus Perales, 78, American Chicano rock guitarist; Ivo Vinco, 86, Italian opera singer.

7th: Alan Douglas, 80, American record producer (Jimi Hendrix) and sound engineer (Eric Clapton).

6th: Lee Hyla, 61, American composer; JayAre, 25, American rapper (Cali Swag District), cardiac arrest; Victor Khoo, 63, Singaporean entertainer, cancer.

5th: Don Davis, 75, American musician, songwriter (Who’s Making Love, Disco Lady), and Grammy Award-winning producer (You Don’t Have to Be a Star).

4th: Doc Neeson, 67, Australian musician (The Angels), malignant brain tumor.

3rd: Svyatoslav Belza, 72, Russian music and literary critic; Steve King, 56, American Grammy Award-winning sound engineer (The Eminem Show), liver hemorrhage; Elodie Lauten, 63, French-born American composer; Virginia Luque, 86, Argentine singer and actress; Ralph Pruitt, 74, American R&B singer (The Fantastic Four), natural causes; James Alan Shelton, 53, American bluegrass guitarist (Ralph Stanley), cancer.

2nd: Maciej Lukaszczyk, 80, Polish pianist; Weldon Myrick, 76, American steel guitar player, stroke.

1st : Victor Agnello, 50, American thrash metal drummer (Lääz Rockit), leukemia; Joseph Henry, 82, American musical director and conductor (Missoula Symphony Orchestra), stroke; Dhondutai Kulkarni, 86, Indian Jaipur-Atrauli gharana singer, recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1990).


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