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Illinois Jacquet

Dennis C. Owsley / Copyright Dennis C. Owsley

Jazz Unlimited for August 18, 2019, presents “The Career of Illinois Jacquet.”  Born in the New Orleans area but raised in Houston, Illinois Jacquet was one of the first honking and screeching tenor sax players.  He had a long career as a galvanizing soloist starting with his famous solo on “Flying Home” as a member of the Lionel Hampton band.  In addition to Hamp, Jacquet will be heard with Count Basie, Lester Young, Johnny Hartman, Jazz at the Philharmonic, the Newport Jazz Festival All-Stars, the Lincoln Center Jazz Band, a Norman Granz Jam Session, his own big bands and small g