Lee Konitz

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Birthday
13, 1927
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
13, 1927 (age 90)
Birthplace
Chicago, IL

About

Successful bandleader, composer, and saxophonist known for his distinct cool jazz sound.

Before Fame

He was inspired to play music by listening to big swing bands and was invited to play with the Teddy Powell Band in 1945.

Trivia

He performed with Miles Davis and the sessions they recorded were released on The Birth of Cool.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Chicago.

Associated With

Konitz has collaborated on many recordings as a bandleader, including work with Dave Brubeck.