Hadley Caliman, 1932-2010

September 9th, 2010

Tenor saxophonist and jazz legend Hadley Caliman, 78, passed away yesterday a two year battle with liver cancer. Many of you have seen and heard him over the years as he played a lot around Seattle and Portland. Here are some recent pictures of him. Above he was accepting one of his two awards at the Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Awards in Jan 2009 at the Triple Door.
Below are some recent images of him in performance.

“Caliman remained active on the jazz scene until late-August, performing regularly around the Northwest in support of his recent releases: Reunion with Pete Christilieb, which was released in August and is now #31 on the national jazz charts, and Straight Ahead, which is #9 for the year on the Airplay Charts and was in the Top 10 on American jazz radio for many months.” Read more here on The Seattle Jazz Scene.

5 Responses to “Hadley Caliman, 1932-2010”

  1. John Bishop Says:

    Beautiful Daniel! So many are so thankful you are applying your art to documenting this scene…

  2. mary r. enard Says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family.

    Mary Enard

  3. mary r. enard Says:

    He will be missed. May he rest in peace.


    Mary R. Enard

  4. mary r. enard Says:

    Beautiful pictures of Hadley Caliman. Hee will be missed and may he rest in peace.


    Mary R. Enard

  5. Herb Hall Says:

    I’m Sorry Hadley!!!

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