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 (age 92)
OriginChicago, Illinois, U.S.
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 (born October 13, 1927) is an American jazz composer and alto saxophonist. He is 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]

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.

Other websites[change | change source]

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