Gerry Mulligan

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Birthday
6, 1927
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 20, 1996 (68)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
6, 1927
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 20, 1996 (68)

About

Jazz musician who teamed up with Chet Baker to form an influential cool jazz group.

Before Fame

He spent time at his black housekeeper's home, where he became interested in the piano and heard the music of black musicians of the era.

Trivia

He won numerous awards and, for forty-two years, remained Down Beat Magazine readers' favorite baritone saxophonist.

Family Life

He dated actress Sandy Dennis for nearly eight years, but they never married.

Associated With

He performed with many of the jazz greats of the 1950s, including Miles Davis.