Bud Freeman

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Birthday
13, 1906
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Mar 15, 1991 (84)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
13, 1906
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Mar 15, 1991 (84)

About

Hugely influential jazz saxophonist during the Big Band era. He published memoirs, including If You Know of a Better Life, Please Tell Me.

Before Fame

He started out in the Austin High School Gang in 1922 and moved to New York City to further his career.

Trivia

He wrote a ballad called 'Zen is When,' which was played by The Dave Brubeck Quartet in 1964.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Chicago, and ended up returning to live there in his old age.

Associated With

He released many recordings, including "The Eel," "Tillie's Downtown Now," "Crazeology," "The Buzzard," and "After Awhile," all of which were composed with Benny Goodman.