Ben Webster

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Birthday
27, 1909
Birthplace
Kansas City, MO
Death Date
Sep 20, 1973 (64)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
27, 1909
Birthplace
Kansas City, MO
Death Date
Sep 20, 1973 (64)

About

Known by the nickname 'The Brute,' he is one of the three most important swing tenor musicians to ever make music, grouped with Lester Young and Coleman Hawkins.

Before Fame

He was taught how to play piano and violin before focusing on saxophone; he was eventually invited to play with Duke Ellington's Orchestra in 1935.

Trivia

He toured with the Jazz at the Philharmonic Orchestra in the 1950s.

Family Life

He was born and grew up in Kansas City, Missouri.

Associated With

Webster recorded a classical album called The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 8 with Art Tatum, Red Callender, and Bill Douglass.