Michael Brecker

Michael Brecker
1949 - 2007

Michael Brecker  American Musician


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First Name Michael
Last Name Brecker
Age 57 (age at death) years
Birthday 29th March, 1949
Birthplace Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died 13th January, 2007
Zodiac Sign Aries
Religion Jewish
Nationality American
Occupation Text saxophonist, composer
Occupation Musician
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, jazz fusion, funk, R&B, rock, post-bop
Music Genre Jazz, Uplifting
Year(s) Active 1969–2007
Music Style Fusion, Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz
Music Mood Sophisticated, Exuberant, Passionate, Freewheeling, Literate, Amiable/Good-Natured, Confident, Witty, Rousing, Playful, Boisterous, Street-Smart, Energetic, Dramatic, Ambitious, Lively, Stately, Uplifting, Sax (Tenor), EWI
Instrument Saxophone, Classical Music Entry
Instrument (text) tenor saxophone, EWI
Associated Acts Steps Ahead, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Steely Dan, Todd Rundgren, Horace Silver, Chick Corea, James Taylor, John Abercrombie, Billy Cobham, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Quincy Jones, Eddie Gómez, Elvin Jones, Joni Mitchell, Parliament-Funkadelic, Parliament-Funkadelic. Mike Stern.
Official Websites http://www.michaelbrecker.com

Michael Leonard Brecker (March 29, 1949 – January 13, 2007) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Acknowledged as "a quiet, gentle musician widely regarded as the most influential tenor saxophonist since John Coltrane", he was awarded 15 Grammy Awards as both performer and composer. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music in 2004, and was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame in 2007.

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