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Saxophonist

Lew Tabackin

Lew Tabackin About Multi-instrumentalist and large supporter of The Jazz Foundation of America who played with The Dick Cavett Show’s band and The Tonight Show Band. Other Informations He attended the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music for flute and, after serving in the army, he performed with Tal Farlow. He has been nominated for many jazz …

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Rudy Wiedoeft

Rudy Wiedoeft About Popular saxophonist of the 1920s who helped to popularize the instrument through his many radio performances. Other Informations He learned violin during his childhood but after breaking his bowing arm, he switched to clarinet, and at fifteen, he picked up the saxophone. His 1918 signature hit “Saxophobia” inspired a new generation of …

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Von Freeman

Von Freeman About Considered one of the founders of the Chicago School of Jazz. He was also a Navy veteran and a hard bop tenor saxophone player. Other Informations He started playing saxophone as a child and, after being drafted during World War II, he returned to Chicago to play with an array of jazzmen. …

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Missael Oseguera

Missael Oseguera About Saxophonist for Mexican ska band Panteón Rococó.  Other Informations He joined the group in 1996. They released their first album, “Toloache Pa’ Mi Negra”, in 1997.  In 2011 he became the owner of Valiant Pub in Mexico City.  He was born in Mexico on the 16th of October 1978.  Paco Barajas and Leonel Rosales are amongst his bandmates. 

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Yusef Lateef

Yusef Lateef About Grammy Award-winning saxophonist who is known for fusing jazz with Eastern music. Other Informations Though he was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, he lived in both Ohio and Michigan as a child. He taught music at a number of schools, including the University of Massachusetts and Hampshire College. In 1973 he married his …

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Manu Dibango

Manu Dibango About Vibraphone and saxophone player who released the 1972 single “Soul Makossa.” Other Informations He went to a colonial school and later joined African Jazz, a rumba group. He was the first chairman of the Cameroon Music Corporation. He was born in Douala, Cameroon to parents Duala and Yabassi lineage. His hit “Soul …

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Hank Crawford

Hank Crawford About Music director for Ray Charles who was a multi-genre saxophonist and composer. His solo career featured albums released on Milestone like Bossa International. Other Informations He studied music at Tennessee State University and was later hired to play baritone with the band led by Ray Charles. He arranged music for many artists, …

Saxophonist

Marcel Mule

Marcel Mule About Founder of the French Saxophone School and one of the most influential saxophonists to ever live. He founded many ensembles, including the Quatuor de la Garde Républicaine. Other Informations He started playing saxophone at the age of eight and went on to teach before being drafted during World War I. He did …

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Jay Beckenstein

Jay Beckenstein About Co-founder of jazz fusion band Spyro Gyra and owner of BearTracks Studios. He also collaborated with groups like Dream Theater. Other Informations He received his first saxophone at the age of seven and went on to attend the University of Buffalo for music. He has played saxophone on Dream Theater’s song “Another …

Saxophonist

Lou Donaldson

Lou Donaldson About Soul and blues alto saxophonist and North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductee who was heavily influenced by the work of Charlie Parker. Other Informations He was enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and became interested in the bop music scene in Chicago when he was training at the …

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PJ Perry

PJ Perry About Known for My Ideal, Come Sunday, Worth Waiting For, and numerous other jazz albums, this Canadian saxophonist was a two-time Juno Award recipient. Other Informations Before beginning his music career as a saxophonist for his father’s touring band, he learned to play both the piano and the clarinet. From 1993 until 1997, …

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Russell Procope

Russell Procope About Alto saxophonist and clarinet player who is known for his many years performing in Duke Ellington’s orchestra. Other Informations His first professional gig was with Billy Freeman’s orchestra. He went on to record with Jelly Roll Morton and an array of other celebrated musicians. He served in the Armed Forces from 1942 …