Jackie McLean

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Birthday
17, 1931
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Mar 31, 2006 (74)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
17, 1931
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Mar 31, 2006 (74)

About

Jazz alto saxophonist who is a DownBeat Hall of Famer, decorated for his exceptional musical talent and his contributions to jazz.

Before Fame

He was taught music by his father, his godfather, and some of his famous neighbors like Charlie Parker. He later played in a band with Sonny Rollins.

Trivia

He was the recipient of a 2001 American Jazz Masters fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Family Life

He and his wife Dollie founded an organization in 1970 that sought to preserve African Diaspora art and culture called the Artists Collective, Inc.

Associated With

He helped Edward Morgan launch his career.