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Fred Duligal


FRED DULIGAL (tenor saxophonist, bassist, clarinetist, flutist, piccolo-player) was born in 1930 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He immigrated to Toronto in 1957, quickly becoming a familiar sight -- and sound -- in jazz bands featured at clubs and hotels all over the city. An alumnus of the Oscar Peterson Advanced School of Contemporary Music, Duligal led his own group at The Cellar (Toronto) for several years.

He played string bass with the Ian Bargh Trio for nearly two years, and as a tenor saxophonist, has played at jazz festivals all over the world for decades. He was a frequently-featured player with Jim Galloway's Toronto Alive! band which broadcast on CKFM from the Traders Lounge at the downtown Toronto Sheraton Centre throughout the '80s, a gig which saw him working with a lengthy list of jazz legends including Sweets Edison, Zoot Sims, and Jimmy Knepper.

Fred was a member of Guido Basso's Society Big Band for 11 years, and has played with The Spitfire Band since 1985. He continues to guest with big bands and smaller jazz groups at clubs and on stage throughout Toronto.