Von Freeman

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Birthday
3, 1923
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Aug 10, 2012 (88)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
3, 1923
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Aug 10, 2012 (88)

About

Considered one of the founders of the Chicago School of Jazz. He was also a Navy veteran and a hard bop tenor saxophone player.

Before Fame

He started playing saxophone as a child and, after being drafted during World War II, he returned to Chicago to play with an array of jazzmen.

Trivia

He is the recipient of a NEA Jazz Masters Award.

Family Life

His father was a close friend of Louis Armstrong in Chicago.

Associated With

His son is Chico Freeman.