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Illinois Jacquet

Born: 
10/31/1922
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Died: 
07/22/2004
Years Active: 
1941-2004

Jean-Baptiste Illinois Jacquet was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, best remembered for his solo on "Flying Home", critically recognized as the first R&B saxophone solo. Although he was a pioneer of the honking tenor saxophone that became a regular feature of jazz playing and a hallmark of early rock and roll, Jacquet was a skilled and melodic improviser, both on up-tempo tunes and ballads. He doubled on the bassoon, one of only a few jazz musicians to use the instrument.

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
Illinois Jacquet 06/04/1950 Sunset Terrace Indianapolis Indiana USA
Illinois Jacquet 01/21/1951 Sunset Terrace Indianapolis Indiana USA
The Biggest Show of '53 10/28/1953 Indiana Theatre Indianapolis Indiana USA
Illinois Jacquet 01/21/1955 Royal Theatre Baltimore Maryland USA
Illinois Jacquet 01/22/1955 Royal Theatre Baltimore Maryland USA
Illinois Jacquet 01/23/1955 Royal Theatre Baltimore Maryland USA
Illinois Jacquet 01/24/1955 Royal Theatre Baltimore Maryland USA
Illinois Jacquet 01/25/1955 Royal Theatre Baltimore Maryland USA
Illinois Jacquet 01/26/1955 Royal Theatre Baltimore Maryland USA
Illinois Jacquet 01/27/1955 Royal Theatre Baltimore Maryland USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 10/09/1955 Murat Theatre Indianapolis Indiana USA
Illinois Jacquet Orchestra 02/03/1956 Royal Theatre Baltimore Maryland USA
Illinois Jacquet Orchestra 02/04/1956 Royal Theatre Baltimore Maryland USA
Illinois Jacquet Orchestra 02/05/1956 Royal Theatre Baltimore Maryland USA
Illinois Jacquet Orchestra 02/06/1956 Royal Theatre Baltimore Maryland USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 09/23/1957 Murat Theatre Indianapolis Indiana USA
Illinois Jacquet Recording Session 09/16/1969 Van Gelder Studio (EC) Englewood Cliffs New Jersey USA
11th Annual Ohio Valley Jazz Festival 07/21/1972 Riverfront Stadium Cincinnati Ohio USA
Illinois Jacquet & the All-Star Quintet 12/15/1977 Storyville - NYC NYC New York USA
Illinois Jacquet & the All-Star Quintet 12/16/1977 Storyville - NYC NYC New York USA
Illinois Jacquet & the All-Star Quintet 12/17/1977 Storyville - NYC NYC New York USA
Illinois Jacquet & the All-Star Quintet 12/18/1977 Storyville - NYC NYC New York USA
Illinois Jacquet & the All-Star Quintet 12/19/1977 Storyville - NYC NYC New York USA
Illinois Jacquet & the All-Star Quintet 12/20/1977 Storyville - NYC NYC New York USA
Illinois Jacquet & the All-Star Quintet 12/21/1977 Storyville - NYC NYC New York USA

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