Louis Jordan

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Birthday
8, 1908
Birthplace
Brinkley, AR
Death Date
Feb 4, 1975 (66)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
8, 1908
Birthplace
Brinkley, AR
Death Date
Feb 4, 1975 (66)

About

"The King of the Juxebox," a swing saxophonist and bandleader who was considered one of the Greatest Artists of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Before Fame

He learned clarinet from his father and played both clarinet and piano semi-professionally until he took up alto saxophone.

Trivia

He is considered one of the most successful African-American musicians of the twentieth century.

Family Life

Jordan was supposedly married to five women over the course of his life.

Associated With

He performed duets with Ella Fitzgerald when they were both coming up in popularity.