Monty Alexander

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Birthday
6, 1944
Birthplace
Jamaica
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
6, 1944 (age 75)
Birthplace
Jamaica

About

Jazz artist whose work was noted for its Caribbean and swing influences. He also mastered the melodica.

Before Fame

He was 20 when he dropped his first album Alexander the Great in 1964.

Trivia

He, bassist John Clayton, and drummer Jeff Hamilton formed a group in the mid-1970s that shook up the European jazz scene.

Family Life

His family relocated to Miami in 1961, and he went farther north in 1962 to New York, where he snagged a performing gig at Jilly's, Jilly Rizzo's jazz club.

Associated With

He performed with Frank Sinatra at Jilly's.