Coleman Hawkins

Real Name:Coleman Randolph Hawkins

American jazz tenor saxophonist.
Born November, 21, 1904, St. Joseph, Missouri, USA – died May, 19, 1969, New York, NY, USA.
Also known as Bean or Hawk, Coleman Hawkins started piano lessons when he was five. He switched to the cello at the age of seven and two years later Coleman began to work on the tenor saxophone, turning professional by the age of 12. In August 1923, he made his first recordings with Fletcher Henderson. He played with Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Max Roach, among others.

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In Groups:Allstars (11), Auld-Hawkins-Webster Saxtet, Benny Carter And His Orchestra, Benny Goodman And His Orchestra, Bessie Smith And Her Band, Charlie Shavers' All American Five, Clarence Williams' Jazz Kings, Claude Hopkins All Stars, Coleman Hawkins / Clark Terry Quintet, Coleman Hawkins & Friends, Coleman Hawkins All Star Band, Coleman Hawkins All Stars, Coleman Hawkins And His All Star Jam Band, Coleman Hawkins And His Hot Seven, Coleman Hawkins And His Orchestra, Coleman Hawkins And His Orchestra (2), Coleman Hawkins And His Rhythm, Coleman Hawkins And His Sax Ensemble, Coleman Hawkins Big Band, Coleman Hawkins Quartet
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