Frank Wess

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Birthday
4, 1922
Birthplace
Kansas City, MO
Death Date
Oct 30, 2013 (91)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
4, 1922
Birthplace
Kansas City, MO
Death Date
Oct 30, 2013 (91)

About

2007 NEA Jazz Master, Jazz Composer's Orchestra contributor, and prolific recording artist who also played the flute. He worked with many different artists, including Hang Jones.

Before Fame

He started off playing classical music in Oklahoma but moved to Washington DC to play jazz in big bands.

Trivia

He was a featured member of the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra.

Family Life

He was born in Kansas City, Missouri.

Associated With

He performed with Count Basie's band for more than a decade.