Herschel Evans

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Birthday
9, 1909
Birthplace
Denton, TX
DEATH DATE
Feb 9, 1939 (29)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
9, 1909
Birthplace
Denton, TX
DEATH DATE
Feb 9, 1939 (29)

About

Part of the Count Basie Orchestra, his saxophone duets with fellow band member Lester Young became jazz standards.

Before Fame

He was working in Kansas City with the Count Basie Orchestra after they chose to expand because of their contract with Decca Records.

Trivia

He earned acclaim with the band because of his performances on "One O'Clock Jump," "Doggin' Around," and arguably his best-known work in "Blue and Sentimental."

Family Life

He born in Denton, Texas and also grew up in Kansas City, where his cousin was a musician.

Associated With

He performed with many of the jazz greats of his time, among them Lionel Hampton.