David Sanborn

David Sanborn
1945 - 2024
David Sanborn  American Saxophone
Rest in Peace David Sanborn.
Passed away on 12th May, 2024 aged 78.

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American Saxophinist David Sanborn was born David William Sanborn on 30th July, 1945 in Tampa, Florida, USA and passed away on 12th May 2024 Tarrytown, New York, USA aged 78. He is most remembered for Grammy awards for Voyeur (1982), Double Vision (1986) and the instrumental album Close Up (1988).. His zodiac sign is Leo.

David Sanborn is a member of the following lists: Grammy Award winners, Warner Records artists and 1945 births.


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First Name David
Middle Name William
Last Name Sanborn
Full Name at Birth David William Sanborn
Birthday 30th July, 1945
Birthplace Tampa, Florida, USA
Died 12th May, 2024
Place of Death Tarrytown, New York, USA
Cause of Death Prostate Cancer
Height 5' 11" (180 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Musician
Occupation Saxophone
Claim to Fame Grammy awards for Voyeur (1982), Double Vision (1986) and the instrumental album Close Up (1988).
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Rock, R&B, Pop, Funk, Blues Rock, Blues
Music Genre Jazz
Year(s) Active 1959–present, 1959–present
Music Style Soul Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Fusion, Neo-Bop, Progressive Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz
Music Mood Sophisticated, Stylish, Amiable/Good-Natured, Bright, Slick, Warm, Earnest, Literate, Exuberant, Earthy, Organic, Cheerful, Witty, Provocative, Rousing, Playful, Passionate, Street-Smart, Freewheeling, Energetic, Gritty, Sax (Alto)
Instrument Leader
Instrument (text) Saxophone, Piano, Alto saxophone
Record Label Verve, GRP, Rhino, Elektra, Warner Bros., Reprise
Official Websites davidsanborn.com, http://www.davidsanborn.com, http://davidsanborn.com

David William Sanborn (July 30, 1945 — May 12, 2024) was an American alto saxophonist. Though Sanborn worked in many genres, his solo recordings typically blended jazz with instrumental pop and R&B. He released his first solo album Taking Off in 1975, but had been playing the saxophone since before he was in high school and was a session musician long before its release. He was active as a session musician, playing on several albums by various artists (see Discography).

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David Sanborn78 LeoSaxophone
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