Rudresh Mahanthappa

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Birthday
4, 1971
Birthplace
Italy
Birth Sign
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Birthday
4, 1971 (age 48)
Birthplace
Italy

About

Jazz alto saxophonist and composer who was named the Saxophonist of the Year in 2009, 2010, and 2011 by The Jazz Journalists Association.

Before Fame

He attended Berklee College of Music after growing up in Colorado.

Trivia

He was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2007 and in 2011 he was named the #1 Alto Saxophonist of the Year by the 59th Annual Down Beat Critics Poll.

Family Life

His parents were both Indian immigrants.

Associated With

He has cited Miles Davis as a major influence.