Boyd Raeburn

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Birthday
27, 1913
Birthplace
Faith, SD
Death Date
Aug 2, 1966 (52)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
27, 1913
Birthplace
Faith, SD
Death Date
Aug 2, 1966 (52)

About

Considered one of the most underrated saxophonists and jazz bandleaders in the 1940s because his bands kept having issues with their record labels.

Before Fame

He was born in Faith, South Dakota and moved to Chicago.

Trivia

Columbia Records convinced Raeburn to record for them, but his commercial sensibilities conflicted with their interests at the time.

Family Life

He married Lorraine V. Anderson and they raised a daughter and two sons.

Associated With

Raeburn hired Roy Eldridge to be in his band while they were performing in New York because Eldridge was so interested in their sound.