Yusef Lateef

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Birthday
9, 1920
Birthplace
Chattanooga, TN
Death Date
Dec 23, 2013 (93)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
9, 1920
Birthplace
Chattanooga, TN
Death Date
Dec 23, 2013 (93)

About

Grammy Award-winning saxophonist who is known for fusing jazz with Eastern music.

Before Fame

Though he was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, he lived in both Ohio and Michigan as a child.

Trivia

He taught music at a number of schools, including the University of Massachusetts and Hampshire College.

Family Life

In 1973 he married his second wife, Tahira.

Associated With

In 1949 he was invited by Dizzy Gillespie to tour with his orchestra.