Pepper Adams

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Birthday
8, 1930
Birthplace
Highland Park, MI
Death Date
Sep 10, 1986 (55)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
8, 1930
Birthplace
Highland Park, MI
Death Date
Sep 10, 1986 (55)

About

Prolific composer, performer, bandleader, and recording baritone saxophonist who has been nominated for three Grammy Awards.

Before Fame

He took up tenor saxophone when he was sixteen and living in Detroit. He started playing in Lucky Thompson's band in 1947.

Trivia

He lived in New York City after Detroit, where he met John Coltrane and other big names in jazz music.

Family Life

He was born in Highland Park, Michigan but grew up in Rochester, New York.

Associated With

He collaborated with Charles Mingus on Blues & Roots.