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Memorial concert to honor Sacramento-area big band leader Fred Morgan

A musical tribute to the late Sacramento-area big-band leader Fred Morgan will be held May 16 in Auburn.

The Fred Morgan Big Band Memorial Concert is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. at the State Theater, 985 Lincoln Way.

Morgan, a saxophonist and leader of the Fred Morgan Big Band, died Feb. 6 at age 89. In addition to his career as a musician, Morgan was a highly regarded musical instrument repairman who owned and operated Fred’s Musical Repair in Rocklin.

The May 16 memorial will feature a big band concert along with stories and tribute speeches, said Morgan’s daughter, Lisa Morgan. Band alumni are welcome to bring their instruments and sit in with the band on a few songs.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.