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A saxophonist is a musician who plays the saxophone. A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... Saxophones of different sizes play in different registers. ...


The saxophone is perhaps most strongly associated with jazz, but was also featured prominently in early rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and classical music, in ska, and is used in other musical styles as well. Jazz is a musical art form characterized by blue notes, syncopation, swing, call and response, polyrhythms, and improvisation. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Rhythm and blues (or R&B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Classical music is music considered classical, as sophisticated and refined, in a regional tradition. ... This page is about ska, the musical style. ...


Famous or notable saxophonists include:


Fictional Saxophonists: George Rufus Adams (4/29/1940 - 11/14/1992) was an American Jazz Musician who played tenor saxophone, flute and bass clarinet. ... Pepper Adams (October 8, 1930 - September 10, 1986) was a jazz baritone saxophonist. ... Julian Edwin Cannonball Adderley (September 15, 1928 - August 8, 1975), originally from Tampa, Florida was a jazz saxophonist of the small combo era of the 1950s and 1960s. ... Eric Alexander (born 1968) is an American jazz saxophonist, known for his sophisticated hard bop and post-bop style. ... Lee Allen (1926 - 1994) was a tenor saxophone player. ... Marshall Allen (born 1924) is a free jazz alto saxophone player. ... Eugene Jug Ammons (April 14, 1925 - 1974) was an American jazz tenor saxophone player, and the son of boogie-woogie pianist Albert Ammons. ... Albert Ayler (July 13, 1936–November 1970) was a jazz saxophonist, singer and composer. ... -1... Sidney Bechet (May 14, 1897 - May 14, 1959) was a Jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer. ... Arthur Blythe (born May 7, 1940) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. ... Earl Bostic (1913 – 1965) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues alto saxophonist. ... Anthony Braxton (born June 4, 1945) is a composer, multi-reedist and pianist. ... Michael Brecker (born March 29, 1949) in Philadelphia, PA is an American jazz musician. ... Peter Brötzmann (born March 6, 1941) is a German free jazz saxophonist. ... Carlos Wesley (Don) Byas (October 21, 1912-August 24, 1972) was a popular African-American jazz musician born in Muskogee, Oklahoma in the United States. ... Harry Carney (1910 - 1974) was a jazz baritone saxophone player best known for his 45 year tenure in Duke Ellingtons band. ... Bennett Lester Carter (August 8, 1907 – July 12, 2003) was an American jazz alto saxophonist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. ... Daniel Carter is an American free jazz saxophone, flute clarinet and trumpet player active mainly in New York City since the early 1970s. ... James Carter (b. ... James Chance aka James White aka James Black, born James Siegfried in Milwaukee, is a No Wave saxophonist who has been playing a combination of improvisational jazz-like music and punk in the New York music scene since the late 1970s, in such bands as Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, James... Order: 42nd President Term of Office: January 20, 1993–January 20, 2001 Preceded by: George H. W. Bush Succeeded by: George W. Bush Date of birth: August 19, 1946 Place of birth: Hope, Arkansas Date of death: Place of death: First Lady: Hillary Rodham Clinton Political party: Democratic Vice President... Ornette Coleman (born March 19, 1930) was one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement of the 1960s, and one of the more notable figures in jazz history. ... Album cover of A Love Supreme John Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. ... Jazz saxophonist Ravi Coltrane (born 6 August 1965) is the son of the legendary saxophonist John Coltrane and jazz pianist Alice Coltrane. ... Lowen Coxhill, almost universally known as Lol Coxhill (born September 19, 1932, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England) is a free improvising saxophonist. ... Edward Davis (March 2, 1922 - November 3, 1986), who performed and recorded as Eddie Lockjaw Davis, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. ... Paul Desmond and Dave Brubeck, October 8, 1954. ... Klaus Doldinger (* 12 May 1936 in Berlin) is German musician and Saxophonist. ... Eric Allan Dolphy (June 20, 1928 - June 29, 1964) was a jazz musician who played alto saxophone, flute and bass clarinet. ... Lou Donaldson (born 1926) is a jazz alto saxophonist. ... Candy Dulfer is a smooth jazz alto saxophone player who was born in the Netherlands. ... Hans Dulfer was born on May 28, 1940 in Amsterdam/The Netherlands. ... Booker Telleferro Ervin II (1930 – 1970) was an American jazz tenor saxophone player perhaps best known for his association with Charles Mingus, with whom he played and recorded from 1956 to 1962. ... Kenny G on the cover of Ultimate Kenny G Kenneth Gorelick (born June 5, 1956), better known by his stage name Kenny G, is an American saxophonist who was born in Seattle. ... Jan Garbarek (born March 4, 1947) is a Norwegian saxophonist. ... Stanley Getz, better known as Stan Getz (February 2, 1927 - June 6, 1991) was an American jazz musician. ... John Gilmore for a founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, or John Gilmore (representative) for the Pennsylvania Representative. ... Benny Golson (born January 25, 1929) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, and arranger. ... Paul Gonsalves (1920-1974) was an American jazz saxophonist, who is largely remembered for playing a famous solo with the Duke Ellington Orchestra on the song Dimuendo and Crescendo in Blue at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival. ... Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon (February 27, 1923 - April 25, 1990) was an American tenor saxophone musician. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... John Arnold Griffin III (born in 1928) is an American bop and hard bop tenor saxophonist. ... Eddie Harris (October 20, 1934–November 5, 1996), was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. ... Coleman Hawkins Coleman Randolph Hawkins, nicknamed Hawk and sometimes Bean, (November 21, 1904 - May 19, 1969) was a prominent jazz tenor saxophone musician. ... James Edward Heath (born in 1926) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist, and the brother of bassist Percy Heath and drummer Tootie Heath. ... Julius Arthur Hemphill (1938-1995) was a jazz composer and saxophone player. ... Joe Henderson (April 24, 1937 - June 30, 2001) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. ... John Cornelius Johnny Hodges (b. ... Jean-Baptiste Illinois Jacquet (October 31, 1922 - July 22, 2004) was a jazz tenor saxophonist most famous for his solo on Flying Home. He is better known simply as Illinois Jacquet. ... Rahsaan Roland Kirk (August 7th, 1935 - December 5th, 1977) was a blind jazz saxophonist, perhaps best known for his ability to play more than one saxophone at once. ... Lee Konitz (born 1927 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American jazz composer and saxophone player. ... Dave Koz (born David Kozlowski, March 27, 1963) is a United States jazz saxophonist and radio host. ... Steve Lacy (July 23, 1934 - June 4, 2004), born Steven Norman Lackritz in New York, was an innovative jazz soprano saxophonist. ... Harold de Vance Land (1928–2001) was an American hard bop and post-bop tenor saxophonist. ... William B. Lawsha, better known as Prince Lasha, is an American jazz alto saxophonist, flutist, and clarinetist. ... Dave Liebman (born in 1946) is an American tenor saxophonist and flautist. ... Joseph Salvatore Lovano (born 29 December 1952) is a jazz saxophonist and clarinet player. ... Branford Marsalis (born August 26, 1960) is an American jazz saxophonist. ... Warne Marsh(26 October 1927 - 17 December 1987) was an American saxophonist born in Los Angeles. ... Sabir Mateen is a jazz saxophone player. ... John Lenwood (Jackie) McLean (born May 17, 1932) is an American jazz alto saxophonist and educator, born in New York City. ... Joe McPhee (born November 3, 1939) is an American jazz musician. ... Henry (Hank) Mobley (July 7, 1930 - May 30, 1986) was an American hard bop and soul jazz tenor saxophonist. ... James Moody (born March 26, 1925) is a jazz saxophone and flute player. ... Marcel Mule (June 24, 1901 - December 19, 2001) was a classical saxophonist. ... Gerry Muligan Gerald Joseph Gerry Mulligan (April 6, 1927 – January 20, 1996) was an American jazz musician and arranger best known for his baritone saxophone playing who also played the piano and the clarinet. ... David Murray (born 1955 in Oakland, California, USA) is a notable jazz musician. ... Charlie Parker Charles Parker, Jr (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. ... Evan Parker (born 1944) is a British free jazz saxophone player. ... Maceo Parker (born February 14, 1943) is a gifted saxophone player, best known for his contributions to James Browns distinct sound. ... Pat Patrick (1929 - 1991) was a baritone saxophone player best-known for his over forty years association with Sun Ra. ... Arthur Edward Pepper, Jr. ... Harvey Pittel (b. ... Sigurd Manfred Rascher (15 May 1907 to 25 February 2001) was an American saxophonist of German birth, he became a most important figure in the development of the 20th century repertoire for the concert saxophone. ... Dewey Redman is a free jazz saxophonist. ... Don Rendell (b. ... Samuel Carthorne Rivers (born September 25, 1923, El Reno, Oklahoma) is a jazz musician and composer. ... Theodore Walter (Sonny) Rollins (born September 7, 1930 in New York City) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist. ... David Sanborn is an American saxophonist, most commonly associated with smooth jazz. ... Reggie Workman, Pharoah Sanders, and Idris Muhammad, c. ... Life-size statue of Adolphe Sax outside his birthplace in Dinant, Belgium. ... Wayne Shorter (born August 25, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American jazz composer and saxophonist. ... John Haley Zoot Sims was an American jazz musician. ... Sonny Stitt, a quintessential bop saxophonist. ... Eli (Lucky) Thompson (born in 1924) was an American jazz tenor and soprano saxophonist. ... Frankie (Tram) Trumbauer (1901–1956) was one of the leading jazz saxophonists of the 1920s and 1930s. ... There are several well-known people named Mark Turner. ... Stanley William Turrentine (1934 – 2000) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. ... Ken Vandermark (born September 22, 1964 in Warwick, Rhode Island) is an American jazz saxophone and clarinet player. ... Eddie Cleanhead Vinson (December 18, 1917 - July 2, 1988) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues alto saxophonist and blues shouter. ... David Spencer Ware is a jazz saxophonist. ... Grover Washington, Jr. ... Benjamim Francis Webster (March 27, 1909 - September 20, 1973) was an influential American jazz tenor saxophonist. ... Frank Wess (born January 4, 1922 in Kansas City) is an American jazz musician, who has played saxophone (both alto and tenor) and flute. ... Philip Wells Woods (born in 1931) is an American jazz alto saxophonist and clarinetist. ... John Zorn (born September 2, 1953 in New York City) is a American composer and saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist. ... The Three Graces, here in a painting by Sandro Botticelli, were the goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility in Greek mythology. ...

See also: Rafi Zabor (born 1946) is a Brooklyn, New York music journalist and musician turned novelist. ... Bleeding Gums Murphy was a fictional character on the cartoon television series The Simpsons. ... Lisa Simpson Lisa Marie Simpson (voiced by Yeardley Smith) is a fictional character on the animated television series The Simpsons. ... McClintic Sphere is a character in V by Thomas Pynchon. ... The Electric Mayhem is the name of a Muppet rock band that appeared on The Muppet Show. ...

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