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Edgar Eugene Summerlin (September 1, 1928 – October 10, 2006) was an American jazz saxophonist, composer, and educator known for pioneering Liturgical jazz, avant-garde jazz, and free jazz.

Ed Summerlin
Birth nameEdgar Eugene Summerlin
Born(1928-09-01)September 1, 1928
Marianna, Florida, U.S.
DiedOctober 10, 2006(2006-10-10) (aged 78)
Rhinebeck, New York
GenresLiturgical, avant-garde, free jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, arranger
InstrumentsTenor saxophone
Years active1955–present
LabelsEcclesia, Avant-Garde, Jazz Workshop, ICTUS
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Ed Summerlin's About

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Pioneer of liturgy, avant-garde, and free jazz who also taught music, performed, and composed.

Ed Summerlin Family life

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He married his first wife Virginia Lee Allen in the late 1940s and got remarried to a woman named Mary Elizabeth Bouknight. His third wife, Karen Jones Summerlin, married him in 1974 and they raised two sons.

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Ed Summerlin Before Fame

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While he was attending University of North Texas for his MM, he composed "Requiem for Mary Jo," dedicated to his young daughter who passed away as a baby.

Ed Summerlin Trivia

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He was the founder and director of the jazz program at the City College of New York for more than a decade.

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Summerlin worked in New York as a freelance musician in the 1960s with Don Ellis.

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Facts About Ed Summerlin

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● Ed Summerlin was born on September 1, 1928 (age 77) in Florida, United States
● He is a celebrity saxophonist
● His genres are Liturgical music, Avant-garde jazz, Free jazz
● His the best movie is We Shall Return
● His successful albums are Liturgical Jazz (1959), Ring Out Joy (1968) and Sum of the Parts (1998)
● He attended Eastman School of Music
● He died on October 10, 2006, Rhinebeck, NY



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