Phil Woods

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Birthday
2, 1931
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Sep 29, 2015 (83)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
2, 1931
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Sep 29, 2015 (83)

About

Winner of four Grammy Awards and recipient of the Jazz Master title from the National Endowment of the Arts. He is a multi-instrumentalist, talented at playing alto saxophone and clarinety.

Before Fame

He studied at the Manhattan School of Music and at The Juilliard School before moving towards avant-garde jazz.

Trivia

He co-founded the Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts, a group that was established to help foster the appreciate of the arts.

Family Life

He married Chan Parker, Charlie Parker's widow.

Associated With

Woods played the saxophone solo on Paul Simon's song "Have a Good Time."