Clifford Jordan

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Birthday
2, 1931
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Mar 27, 1993 (61)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
2, 1931
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Mar 27, 1993 (61)

About

Big band leader and jazz tenor saxophonist who made his name in Chicago, New York City, and internationally. He recorded with Blue Note.

Before Fame

He got his start in Chicago playing with Max Roach and other blues groups before moving to New York to further his career.

Trivia

He toured in Africa and Europe extensively.

Family Life

He was married to Shirley Jordan, the owner of and designer at Clothing Manufacturing Corporation, but remarried Sandy Jordan, who was not only a graphic artist but also a board member of the Jazz Foundation of America.

Associated With

During the 1964 tour, Jordan played in the Charles Mingus Sextet.