Herb Geller

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Birthday
2, 1928
Birthplace
California
DEATH DATE
Dec 19, 2013 (85)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
2, 1928
Birthplace
California
DEATH DATE
Dec 19, 2013 (85)

About

American saxophonist and composer most remembered for his work with greats like Benny Goodman and Louie Bellson. He was awarded the Louis-Armstrong-Gedächtnispreis honor in 2008.

Before Fame

After hearing Benny Carter perform at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles when he was fourteen years old, he decided to pursue music professionally.

Trivia

In 1955, Down Beat Magazine presented him with the prestigious New Star Award.

Family Life

He was brought up in Los Angeles, California.

Associated With

One of his most prestigious gigs was traveling through Brazil with the Benny Goodman Orchestra.