Illinois Jacquet was born on October 31, 1922 (age 82) in Broussard, Louisiana, United States. He is a celebrity saxophonist.
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 was raised in a musical family; his father was a bandleader, his brother Russell played trumpet, and his other brother Linton was a drummer.
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.
He started a band with his brother and Charles Mingus in 1944.
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As far as we know Illinois Jacquet has died July 22, 2004 ( age 82)
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He was in Jammin' the Blues with Lester Young, a film that was nominated for an Academy Award.
● Illinois Jacquet was born on October 31, 1922 (age 82) in Broussard, Louisiana, United States ● He is a celebrity saxophonist
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