Illinois Jacquet Saxophonist

Illinois Jacquet
Birth Place:
United States of America
October 31, 1922
Death Date:
July 22, 2004 (age 81)
Birth Sign:

He was born on October 31, 1922 (died on July 22, 2004, he was 81 years old) . His nickname was Jacquet Illinois.


Jean-Baptiste Illinois Jacquet was an American jazz tenor saxophonist best remembered for his solo on Flying Home critically recognized as the first R&B saxophone solo. Although he was a pioneer of the honking tenor saxophone that became a regular feature of jazz playing and a hallmark of early rock and roll Jacquet was a skilled and melodic improviser both on up-tempo tunes and ballads. read more

Is Illinois Jacquet still alive?

No, he died on 07/22/2004, 17 years ago. He was 81 years old when he died. Cause of death: myocardial infarction. He died in Queens and buried in Woodlawn Cemetery .

What was Illinois's zodiac sign?

Illinois Jacquet zodiac sign was scorpio.


His first feature film was Jammin' the Blues (1944, as Himself - on Tenor Sax). He was 21 when he starred in this movie. Since 1944, he has appeared in 2 feature films. The last one is Stormy Weather (1943). In this movie, we watched him in the Band Member character .

When his last album Capodanno 2020 Swing & Jazz released, he was 98 years old. This album 'Capodanno 2020 Swing & Jazz' contains 46 tracks

His first album Swing's The Thing released 64 years ago, he was 34 years old. There were 6 songs in this album.

Illinois Jacquet Movies

Illinois Jacquet Albums (114)

When is Illinois Jacquet's next birthday?

Illinois Jacquet was born on the , which was a Tuesday

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