Illinois Jacquet

Real Name:Jean-Baptiste Jacquet

Illinois Jacquet (born October 31, 1922, Broussard, Louisiana, USA - died July 22, 2004, Queens, New York City, New York, USA) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, composer and bandleader. He also doubled on bassoon, being one of the few jazz players to master that instrument. At 15, Jacquet began playing with Milt Larkins' Orchestra, & in 1939 Jacquet moved to L.A., California, where he met Nat King Cole and would sometimes sit in with his trio. He played with the big bands of Lionel Hampton (1942), Cab Calloway (1943-1944) and Count Basie (1945-1946). After playing the first "Jazz at the Philharmonic" concert, Jacquet formed his own band (which also included his older brother Russell Jacquet, a trumpet player) recording excellent albums for various labels.

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In Groups:Al Casey And His Sextet, Big Sid Catlett's Band, Count Basie Orchestra, Illinois Jacquet & His Big Band, Illinois Jacquet And His All Stars, Illinois Jacquet And His Orchestra, Illinois Jacquet Quintet, Illinois Jacquet Sextet, Illinois Jacquet Trio, JATP All Stars, Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra, New York Stars, The Illinois Jacquet Quartet, The Uptown Swing All Stars
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