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Coleman Hawkins

(1904-1969)

  • Known as father of the tenor saxophone
  • Member of Topeka High School band
  • Played with Dizzy Gillespie, Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie
  • Recorded the classic version of Body and Soul
  • contributed to the jazz style bebop

Find more information about Coleman Hawkins in Kansapedia.

Courtesy Terry Cryer and St. Joseph Museum

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