Herbie Mann

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Birthday
16, 1930
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Jul 1, 2003 (73)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
16, 1930
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Jul 1, 2003 (73)

About

Jazz flautist and composer who was an early pioneer of the fusion of jazz and world music. More than twenty of his albums made the Billboard Top 200 charts.

Before Fame

He started playing the flute professionally at age fifteen and fused jazz with music from around the world.

Trivia

His big hit single was "Hijack", which was a Billboard #1 dance hit for three weeks in 1975

Family Life

He married Ruth Shore on September 8, 1956; Jan Cloonts on July 11, 1971; and Susan Janeal Arison in 1991.

Associated With

He is a famous jazz musician like Louis Armstrong.