Grover Washington Jr.

Grover Washington Jr.
1943 - 1999

Grover Washington Jr.  American Saxophone


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Grover Washington Jr. passed away on 17th Dec 1999 aged 56.


Grover Washington Jr. was in relationships with Christine Washington (1967 - 1999) and Kem.


Grover Washington Jr. is a 56 year old American Saxophinist. Born on 12th December, 1943 in Buffalo, New York, he is famous for Recording Mr. Magic in a career that spans 1971–1999. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Grover Washington Jr. is a member of the following lists: American male musicians, African-American jazz musicians and 20th-century American musicians.


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Confirmed Relationships2
Longest Relationship32 yrs, 11 mths
Shortest Relationship32 yrs, 11 mths
Average Relationship Length16 yrs, 5 mths
First Name Grover
Last Name Washington Jr
Age 56 (age at death) years
Birthday 12th December, 1943
Birthplace Buffalo, New York
Died 17th December, 1999
Place of Death St. Luke`s-Roosevelt Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at about 7:30 p.m., NY
Cause of Death Massive Heat Attack
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Musician, saxophonist, singer-songwriter
Occupation Saxophone
Claim to Fame Recording Mr. Magic
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, Soul, R&B, Jazz-funk, Soul-jazz, Smooth jazz
Music Genre Jazz
Year(s) Active 1971–1999
Music Style Soul Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Quiet Storm, R&B, Fusion, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz
Music Mood Elegant, Sophisticated, Intimate, Amiable/Good-Natured, Laid-Back/Mellow, Sentimental, Romantic, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor), Sax (Alto)
Instrument (text) Vocals, saxophone, Vocals; Alto, tenor, and soprano saxophones
Record Label Kudu, Motown, Elektra, Columbia

Grover Washington, Jr. (December 12, 1943 – December 17, 1999) was an American jazz-funk / soul-jazz saxophonist. Along with Wes Montgomery, George Shearing, George Benson, John Klemmer, David Sanborn, Bob James, Chuck Mangione, Dave Grusin, Herb Alpert, and Spyro Gyra, he is considered by many to be one of the founders of the smooth jazz genre. He wrote some of his material and later became an arranger and producer.

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Grover Washington Jr.56 SagittariusSaxophone
Christine Washington-
Kem47 CancerVocalist


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