Grover Washington Jr.

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Birthday
12, 1943
Birthplace
Buffalo, NY
Death Date
Dec 17, 1999 (56)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
12, 1943
Birthplace
Buffalo, NY
Death Date
Dec 17, 1999 (56)

About

A pioneer of the smooth jazz genre who was prolific composer, with hits including "Reed Seed" and "Black Frost." he released the solo album Inner City Blues.

Before Fame

He received his first saxophone when he was the age of eight and went on to become a freelance musician in New York.

Trivia

Washington's big break happened when he had the opportunity to record for Creed Taylor's Kudu Records because Hank Crawford did not show up.

Family Life

He was born in Buffalo and was raised by a saxophonist and a church chorister.

Associated With

He collaborated with Bill Withers on the Grammy Award-winning song "Just the Two of Us."