Art Pepper

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Birthday
1, 1925
Birthplace
Gardena, CA
Death Date
Jun 15, 1982 (56)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
1, 1925
Birthplace
Gardena, CA
Death Date
Jun 15, 1982 (56)

About

One of the best alto saxophone players to ever perform who is often associated with the West Coast jazz movement.

Before Fame

He started playing saxophone professionally in the 1940s with the likes of Benny Carter and Stan Kenton.

Trivia

He was a heroin addict and spent a lot of time in prison, where he continued to play saxophone.

Family Life

He was married three times. His last wife was named Laurie.

Associated With

Pepper recorded more than fifty albums and collaborated with a wide array of artists, including Buddy Rich.