Roscoe Mitchell

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Birthday
3, 1940
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
3, 1940 (age 80)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

Avant-garde saxophonist who is considered a jazz iconoclast by the New York Times. He was an early member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.

Before Fame

He started playing saxophone as a young adolescent and performed in the band while he was in the United States Army.

Trivia

He helped found the Creative Arts Collective and the Sound Ensemble, an offshoot of the CAC.

Family Life

He grew up in Chicago, Illinois and was raised in a musical family.

Associated With

He was selected by Jeff Mangum to perform at All Tomorrow's Parties in 2012.