Coleman Hawkins

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Birthday
21, 1904
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
May 19, 1969 (64)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
21, 1904
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
May 19, 1969 (64)

About

Tenor saxophonist who was a master of jazz, swing, and bebop. He collaborated with a variety of groups and artists, including Jazz at the Philharmonic.

Before Fame

He could play piano, cello, and saxophone by age nine and was touring Kansas by age fourteen.

Trivia

As a jazz tenor saxophonist, he toured with Mamie Smith's Jazz Hounds.

Family Life

He got married to his wife Dolores and they had three children together.

Associated With

Miles Davis once said he learned to play ballads from Hawkins.