Bob James

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Birthday
25, 1939
Birthplace
Marshall, MO
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
25, 1939 (age 78)
Birthplace
Marshall, MO

About

Award-winning jazz artist who pioneered smooth jazz and was often sampled by other artists.

Before Fame

His first piano-playing job was for a tap-dancing class at age eight, where he was paid 25 cents an hour.

Trivia

He won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance of 1981 for One on One with Earl Klugh. He also won for Double Vision, his 1986 collaboration with David Sanborn.

Family Life

His father hired a music teacher for him when he was just four.

Associated With

He was discovered by Quincy Jones at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival.