Lee Konitz

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Lee Konitz
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Background information
Birth nameLeon Konitz[1]
Born(1927-10-13)October 13, 1927
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedApril 15, 2020(2020-04-15) (aged 92)
New York City, U.S.
GenresJazz
Cool jazz
Occupation(s)Saxophonist, Composer
InstrumentsAlto saxophone
LabelsRCA Red Seal
Atlantic Records
Verve Records
Prestige Records
Palmetto Records
Associated actsMiles Davis, Gil Evans, Jim Hall, Elvin Jones, Lennie Tristano, Warne Marsh, Brad Mehldau, Charlie Haden

Lee Konitz (October 13, 1927 – April 15, 2020) was an American jazz composer and alto saxophonist. He was thought to be one of the main people involved in the cool jazz movement. Konitz has also performed successfully in bebop and experimental jazz.

Konitz was born in Chicago.[2]

Konitz died in New York City on April 15, 2020 of COVID-19.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hamilton, p. 2
  2. Robinson, Michael. "An interview with Lee Konitz". Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2007-05-31.
  3. Bebco, Joe. "Jazz innovator Lee Konitz has died of Covid-19 at age 92". Retrieved 2020-04-15.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Lee Konitz at Wikimedia Commons