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.
|Birth name||Edgar Eugene Summerlin|
|Born||September 1, 1928|
Marianna, Florida, U.S.
|Died||October 10, 2006 (aged 78)|
Rhinebeck, New York
|Genres||Liturgical, avant-garde, free jazz|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, composer, arranger|
|Labels||Ecclesia, Avant-Garde, Jazz Workshop, ICTUS|
Pioneer of liturgy, avant-garde, and free jazz who also taught music, performed, and composed.
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.
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.
He was the founder and director of the jazz program at the City College of New York for more than a decade.
Summerlin worked in New York as a freelance musician in the 1960s with Don Ellis.
● 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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