Gerry Mulligan

Gerry Mulligan
1927 - 1996

Gerry Mulligan  American Jazz Musician


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Gerry Mulligan was previously married to Franca Rota.

Gerry Mulligan was in relationships with Judy Holliday (1958 - 1965) and Sandy Dennis.


American Jazz Musician Gerry Mulligan was born Gerald Joseph Mulligan on 6th April, 1927 in Queens Village, NY and passed away on 20th Jan 1996 Darien, Connecticut aged 68. He is most remembered for Greatest jazz baritonist of all time. His zodiac sign is Aries.

Gerry Mulligan is a member of the following lists: Grammy Award winners, American multi-instrumentalists and American musicians.


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Dating2 7 years 3 years, 6 months -
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Total3 7 years 2 years, 4 months -


First Name Gerry
Last Name Mulligan
Full Name at Birth Gerald Joseph Mulligan
Alternative Name Jeru
Age 68 (age at death) years
Birthday 6th April, 1927
Birthplace Queens Village, NY
Died 20th January, 1996
Place of Death Darien, Connecticut
Cause of Death Surgical complications (from)
Buried Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Build Average
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School West Philadelphia Catholic High School for Boys
Occupation Text Musician, composer, arranger
Occupation Jazz Musician
Claim to Fame Greatest jazz baritonist of all time
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, Cool Jazz, Third Stream
Music Genre Jazz, Cool, Piano
Year(s) Active 1946–1996
Music Style Cool, Post-Bop, West Coast Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz, Vocal, Bop, Modern Big Band, Mainstream Jazz, Progressive Jazz, Standards, Classical
Music Mood Sophisticated, Amiable/Good-Natured, Refined/Mannered, Wry, Earnest, Literate, Stylish, Exuberant, Earthy, Confident, Witty, Rousing, Playful, Sentimental, Passionate, Street-Smart, Freewheeling, Complex, Rambunctious, Searching, Elaborate
Instrument Piano, Arranger, Composer, Leader, Sax (Baritone)
Instrument (text) Baritone saxophone, Clarinet, Piano
Associated Acts Gil Evans, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Paul Desmond, Billy Taylor, Ben Webster, Duke Ellington, Stan Getz, Dave Brubeck, Bob Brookmeyer, Zoot Sims, Claude Thornhill, Stan Kenton, Astor Piazzolla, Pino Presti, Tullio De Piscopo, Enrico Intra

Gerald Joseph Mulligan (April 6, 1927 – January 20, 1996), also known as Jeru, was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger. Though primarily known as one of the leading jazz baritone saxophonists—playing the instrument with a light and airy tone in the era of cool jazz—Mulligan was also a significant arranger, working with Claude Thornhill, Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, and others. His pianoless quartet of the early 1950s with trumpeter Chet Baker is still regarded as one of the best cool jazz groups. Mulligan was also a skilled pianist and played several other reed instruments. Several of his compositions, such as "Walkin' Shoes" and "Five Brothers", have become standards.

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Gerry Mulligan68 AriesJazz Musician
Sandy Dennis54 TaurusActress
Judy Holliday43 GeminiActress
Franca Rota-


Bells Are Ringing1960Ella's Blind DateMovie
The Rat Race1960GerryMovie
The Subterraneans1960Reverend Joshua HoskinsMovie
I Want to Live!1958Jazz Combo MemberMovie
Follow That Music1946Band Member - Baritone Saxophone (uncredited)Short Film




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