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Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 90 of 90

1897-05-14 - Sidney Bechet, US, jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/band leader
1901-02-16 - Wayne King, Savannah Ill, saxophonist/bandleader (Waltz King)
1902-01-23 - Benny Waters, saxophonist
1906-04-13 - Budd [Lawrence] Freeman, US jazz saxophonist (Eel)
1906-12-07 - George Richard James, saxophonist
1907-03-28 - Herbert "Herb" Hall, clarinetist/saxophonist
1907-07-25 - Johnny Hodges, American saxophonist (d. 1970)
1909-03-27 - Ben[jamin F] Webster, US tenor saxophonist
1909-08-27 - Lester W "Pres" Young, US jazz saxophonist
1912-06-19 - Jerry Jerome, Brooklyn New York, American saxophonist (Words & Music)
1912-10-21 - Carlos Don Byas, US jazz saxophonist
1913-03-13 - Sammy Kaye, saxophonist (Swing & Sway with Sammy Kaye)
1914-02-12 - Gordon Tex Beneke, saxophonist/bandleader/vocalist (Glenn Miller Orch)
1917-01-22 - Albert "Pud" Brown, clarinetist/saxophonist
1917-05-25 - Jimmy Hamilton, saxophonist
1920-03-08 - James Daniel "Danny" Turner, saxophonist
1920-08-29 - Charlie "Bird" Parker, US jazz saxophonist
1922-01-04 - Frank Wess, flutist/saxophonist/composer, (d. 2013)
1922-10-31 - Illinois Jacquet, American saxophonist (d. 2004)
1923-02-27 - Dexter Gordon, US, tenor saxophonist/actor (Connection)
1924-11-25 - Paul Desmond, US jazz saxophonist
1925-02-26 - James Moody, US, jazz saxophonist/orchestra leader
1925-09-01 - Art[hur E] Pepper, US, alto saxophonist
1926-07-02 - Billy Usselton, saxophonist
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1926-09-23 - John Coltrane, jazz saxophonist (Round Midnight)
1927-01-11 - Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair, saxophonist
1927-02-02 - Stan Getz, Phila, jazz tenor saxophonist (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey)
1927-04-06 - Gerry Mulligan, British saxophonist/orchestra leader (Jazz on a Summer Day)
1927-06-03 - Boots Randolph, Paducah KY, saxophonist (Yakety Sax)
1929-02-25 - Tommy Newsom, Va, musician/bandleader/saxophonist (Tonight Show)
1930-07-07 - Hank Mobley, US jazz saxophonist
1930-09-07 - Sonny Rollins, NYC, jazz saxophonist (Blue Room)
1930-10-14 - Robert Parker, US saxophonist/soul singer (Barefootin')
1931-09-28 - John E Gilmore, tenor Saxophonist
1933-04-29 - Raymond Earl Hill, saxophonist
1933-12-14 - Leo N Wright, US saxophonist (I left my heart in SF)
1934-04-05 - Stanley Turrentine, jazz saxophonist (Wonderland)
1934-05-05 - Ace Cannon, American saxophonist
1934-10-20 - Eddie Harris, saxophonist/composer
1935-07-11 - Frederick Hemke, American saxophonist
1935-09-08 - James Clay, saxophonist
1937-04-24 - Joe Henderson, American jazz saxophonist (d. 2001)
1938-01-24 - Julius Arthur Hemphill, saxophonist
1938-07-18 - Dudu Pukwana, [Mtutuzel], South African/British saxophonist/composer
1938-10-15 - Fela Ransome/Anikulapo Kuti, Nigerian singer/saxophonist (d. 1997)
1938-12-28 - Charles Neville, US rock vocalist/saxophonist (Neville Brothers)
1939-06-02 - Charles Miller, rock flutist/saxophonist (War)
1940-05-09 - Dick Morrissey, saxophonist
1940-05-28 - Hans Dulfer, tenor saxophonist/director (Paradiso)
1940-10-13 - Pharoah Sanders, American saxophonist
1941-03-15 - Mike Love, California, rock saxophonist/vocalist (Beachboys-In My Room)
1941-09-29 - Don Nix, US saxophonist (Last Night)
1942-01-11 - Clarence Clemons, rock saxophonist (Bruce Springsteen's E St Band)
1943-02-14 - Maceo Parker, US tenor saxophonist (King's One, Mo' Roots)
1943-06-29 - Roger Ruskin Spear, London England, saxophonist (Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band)
1943-09-13 - Ray Elliott, rock pianist/saxophonist (Them)
1943-10-01 - Jerry Maitini, US saxophonist (Sly & Family Stone-Sex Machine)
1943-10-11 - Frank Muyser, Dutch guitarist/saxophonist (Les Baroques)
1944-06-04 - Roger Ball, Scotland, saxophonist (Average White Band)
1944-11-04 - Willem Breuker, Dutch saxophonist/conductor (WB Collective)
1945-03-14 - Walt Parazaider, Chicago Ill, rock saxophonist (Chicago)
1945-07-30 - David Sanborn, jazz saxophonist (David Letterman Show)
1945-08-24 - Malcolm "Mollie" Duncan, Scotland, saxophonist (Average White Band)
1948-05-19 - Tom Scott, LA, saxophonist/bandleader (Pat Sajak Show)
1948-08-16 - Barry Hay, singer/fluitist/saxophonist/guitarist (Golden Earring)
1948-11-27 - Dave Winthrop, rock saxophonist (Supertramp)
1950-10-03 - Ronnie Laws, US saxophonist/guitarist (Earth, Wind & Fire)
1951-02-09 - Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas, saxophonist (Kool & Gang-Celebration)
1951-05-14 - Jay Beckenstein, saxophonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
1951-06-26 - Rindy Ross, Portland Oregon, rock vocalist/saxophonist (Quarterflash)
1952-02-28 - Eddie Manion, saxophonist
1952-05-05 - Louis Cortelezzi, rock saxophonist (Mink DeVille)
1953-08-24 - Ron Holloway, American tenor saxophonist
1953-09-07 - Greg Ham, Australia, rock saxophonist/flutist (Men At Work)
1955-02-13 - Jan de Ligt, Dutch saxophonist (I've Got the Bullets)
1955-02-16 - Jeff Clayton, US jazz saxophonist/composer (Groove Shop)
1955-07-05 - Michael Gismondi, rock saxophonist (Michael Stanley Band)
1955-10-05 - Leo Barnes, Irish saxophonist (Hothouse Flowers-I'm Sorry, Don't Go)
1956-06-05 - Kenny G, saxophonist (Duotones)
1957-10-05 - Lee "Kix" Thompson, saxophonist (Madness-Baggy Trousers)
1958-06-18 - Daniels Koran, saxophonist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
1959-02-07 - Brian Travers, rock saxophonist (UB40-Red Wine)
1959-05-01 - Paul Smith, rock saxophonist (Haircut 100)
1960-08-26 - Branford Marsalis, jazz saxophonist (Bring on the Night, Tonight Show)
1961-09-07 - LeRoi Moore, American Saxophonist (Dave Matthews Band) {d. 2008)
1962-11-07 - Arend Bouwmeester, Dutch saxophonist (Bob Color)
1963-03-27 - Dave Koz, saxophonist
1964-03-18 - Courtney Pine, British jazz saxophonist
1965-10-18 - Curtis Stigers, American jazz vocalist and saxophonist
1969-09-19 - Candy Dulfer, Amsterdam Holland, saxophonist (Lily Was Here)

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 58 of 58

1947-07-12 - Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1902)
1955-03-12 - Charlie "Bird" Parker, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 34 in NYC
1959-05-14 - Sidney Bechet, US jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/bandleader, dies at 62
1965-10-28 - Earl Bostic, American saxophonist (b. 1913)
1972-08-24 - Carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59
1973-09-20 - Ben[jamin F] Webster, US tenor saxophonist, dies
1974-08-06 - Gene Ammons, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1925)
1975-08-08 - Julian "Cannonball" Alderly, saxophonist/bandleader, dies of a stroke at 46
1977-05-30 - Paul Desmond, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 52
1982-06-15 - Art[hur E] Pepper, US, alto saxophonist, dies at 56
1986-05-30 - Hank Mobley, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 55
1986-11-03 - Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, jazz saxophonist, dies at 65
1990-04-25 - Dexter Gordon, Jazz saxophonist, dies of kidney failure at 67
1990-11-18 - Peter Schilperoort, saxophonist/clarinetist, dies
1991-01-04 - Leo N Wright, US saxophonist (I Left My Heart in SF), dies at 57
1991-03-15 - Budd [Lawrence] Freeman, US jazz saxophonist (Eel), dies at 84
1991-05-15 - Bud Freeman, jazz tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 84
1991-06-06 - Stan Getz, jazz saxophonist (Girl from Impanima), dies at 64
1991-09-04 - Charlie Barnet, saxophonist (Cherokee), dies of pneumonia at 77
1992-11-14 - George Adams, US tenor saxophonist/flautist (Changes One), dies
1993-03-27 - Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 61
1993-09-28 - Fraser MacPherson, Canadian jazz saxophonist (b. 1928)
1994-07-11 - Charles "Lefty" Edwards, saxophonist, dies at 67
1994-09-05 - Billy Usselton, saxophonist, dies at 68
1994-09-05 - William Usselton, US tenor saxophonist, dies at 68
1994-09-20 - Jimmy Hamilton, saxophonist, dies at 77
1994-10-18 - Lee Allen, saxophonist, dies at 68
1994-11-23 - Eldero L D Williams, tenor saxophonist, dies at 70
1995-01-06 - James Clay, saxophonist, dies at 59
1995-01-30 - George Richard James, saxophonist, dies at 88
1995-02-13 - Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair, saxophonist, dies at 68
1995-04-02 - Julius Arthur Hemphill, saxophonist, dies at 57
1995-04-14 - James Daniel "Danny" Turner, saxophonist, dies at 75
1995-07-21 - Edwin "Russell" House, saxophonist, dies at 65
1995-08-20 - John E Gilmore, tenor Saxophonist, dies at 63
1995-11-23 - Junior Walker, tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 64
1996-01-20 - Gerald Joseph Mulligan, baritone saxophonist/composer, dies at 68
1996-03-06 - Herbert "Herb" Hall, clarinetist/saxophonist, dies at 88
1996-04-16 - Raymond Earl Hill, saxophonist, dies at 62
1996-05-27 - Albert "Pud" Brown, clarinetist/saxophonist, dies at 79
1996-11-05 - Eddie Harris, saxophonist/composer, dies at 62
1996-11-23 - Art Porter, saxophonist, dies at 35
1999-12-17 - Grover Washington, Jr., American saxophonist (b. 1943)
2000-09-12 - Stanley Turrentine, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1934)
2001-02-10 - George Holmes Tate, American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist (b. 1913)
2001-06-30 - Joe Henderson, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1937)
2001-12-19 - Marcel Mule, French saxophonist. (b. 1901)
2004-06-04 - Steve Lacy, American saxophonist (b. 1934)
2004-07-22 - Illinois Jacquet, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1922)
2006-03-31 - Jackie McLean, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1931 or 1932)
2006-05-01 - Johnny Paris, American saxophonist (Johnny and the Hurricanes) (b. 1940)
2006-09-19 - Chuck Rio, American singer and saxophonist (The Champs) (b. 1929)
2007-01-13 - Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1949)
2007-02-12 - Peggy Gilbert, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1905)
2007-07-03 - Boots Randolph, American saxophonist (b. 1927)
2010-07-12 - Paulo Moura, Brazilian clarinetist and saxophonist (b. 1932)
2010-07-13 - Manohari Singh, Indian saxophonist and part of R.D. Burman's band (b. 1931)
2011-06-18 - Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist (b. 1942)


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