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Ben Webster

Born: 
03/27/1909
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Died: 
09/20/1973
Years Active: 
1925-1970's
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Benjamin Francis Webster, a.k.a. "The Brute" or "Frog," was an influential American jazz tenor saxophonist. He was considered one of the three most important "swing tenors" along with Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. Known affectionately as "The Brute", he had a tough, raspy, and brutal tone on stomps (with his own distinctive growls), yet on ballads he played with warmth and sentiment. Stylistically he was indebted to alto star Johnny Hodges, who, he said, taught him to play his instrument.

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
Teddy Wilson Brunswick Recording Session 07/02/1935 American Record Corporation Studios NYC New York USA
Teddy Wilson Brunswick Recording Session 07/31/1935 American Record Corporation Studios NYC New York USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 11/07/1940 Fargo City Auditorium Fargo North Dakota USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 01/23/1943 Carnegie Hall NYC New York USA
Ben Webster 01/01/1947 Brown Derby - DC Washington District of Columbia USA
Ben Webster 01/02/1947 Brown Derby - DC Washington District of Columbia USA
Ben Webster 01/03/1947 Brown Derby - DC Washington District of Columbia USA
Ben Webster 01/04/1947 Brown Derby - DC Washington District of Columbia USA
Ben Webster 01/05/1947 Brown Derby - DC Washington District of Columbia USA
Ben Webster 01/06/1947 Brown Derby - DC Washington District of Columbia USA
Ben Webster 01/07/1947 Brown Derby - DC Washington District of Columbia USA
Ben Webster 01/08/1947 Brown Derby - DC Washington District of Columbia USA
Ben Webster 01/09/1947 Brown Derby - DC Washington District of Columbia USA
Ben Webster 01/10/1947 Brown Derby - DC Washington District of Columbia USA
Ben Webster 01/11/1947 Brown Derby - DC Washington District of Columbia USA
Jazz at the Philharmonic 10/03/1953 Murat Theatre Indianapolis Indiana USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 10/08/1954 Murat Theatre Indianapolis Indiana USA
A Salute to West Coast Jazz 06/14/1957 Los Angeles Jazz Concert Hall Los Angeles California USA
A Salute to West Coast Jazz 06/15/1957 Los Angeles Jazz Concert Hall Los Angeles California USA
A Salute to West Coast Jazz 06/16/1957 Los Angeles Jazz Concert Hall Los Angeles California USA
A Salute to West Coast Jazz 06/18/1957 Los Angeles Jazz Concert Hall Los Angeles California USA
A Salute to West Coast Jazz 06/19/1957 Los Angeles Jazz Concert Hall Los Angeles California USA
A Salute to West Coast Jazz 06/20/1957 Los Angeles Jazz Concert Hall Los Angeles California USA
A Salute to West Coast Jazz 06/21/1957 Los Angeles Jazz Concert Hall Los Angeles California USA
A Salute to West Coast Jazz 06/22/1957 Los Angeles Jazz Concert Hall Los Angeles California USA

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