Illinois Jacquet - Bio, Family, Facts, Age: 81 | Hot Birthdays
BirthdayOctober 31, 1922
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  1. About

    Tenor saxophonist who is recognized for his role in the song "Flying Home," which featured the first R&B saxophone solo. He was also one of the few jazz artists to play the bassoon.
    He started a band with his brother and Charles Mingus in 1944.
    He was in Jammin' the Blues with Lester Young, a film that was nominated for an Academy Award.

  2. Before fame

    He performed alto saxophone in his father's band as a child, played with the Milton Larkin Orchestra at the age of fifteen, and then moved to Los Angeles where he met Nat King Cole.

  3. Related to

    He was raised in a musical family; his father was a bandleader, his brother Russell played trumpet, and his other brother Linton was a drummer.

Saxophonist Illinois Jacquet born on 31 10 1922 in . Until now, Illinois Jacquet's age is 81 year old and have Scorpio constellation. Count down 14 days will come next birthday of Illinois Jacquet !