Bands/Musicians Famous Jazz Saxophonists  

Steve Jackson
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A List of Famous Jazz Saxophonists with photos! These are musicians who are masters of their craft. While it is often the singers who claim all the fame, these musicians are famous in their own right. As time has past and music evolved, the list of musical instruments available has grown, especially with the advent of the digital age. While the vocalist may have his lyrics, it is the musicians behind him, who truly make the sound. After all, instrumentals are as popular as ever, but acappellas are few and far between. Best of all, with our modern recording technology, we will be able to enjoy these artists for centuries if not millennia!

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Adrian Rollini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Adrian Rollini Jazz - Played: Bass, Baritone

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Ahmad Alaadeen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Ahmad Alaadeen Played: Soprano, Tenor

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Al Cohn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Al Cohn Big band, West Coast jazz - Played: Tenor

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Al Foster is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Al Foster Jazz - Played: Tenor

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Al Gallodoro is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Al Gallodoro Jazz - Played: Alto

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Alan Barnes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Alan Barnes Hard bop, Bebop - Played: Alto, Baritone

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Alan Skidmore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Alan Skidmore Jazz - Played: Tenor

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Albert Ayler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Albert Ayler Avant-garde jazz, Rhythm and blues, Jazz - Played: Alto, Tenor, Soprano

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Alfonzo Blackwell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Alfonzo Blackwell Nu jazz, Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion - Played: Alto, Soprano, Tenor

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Alfred 23 Harth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Alfred 23 Harth Played: Tenor, Soprano, Alto, Baritone

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Allen Eager is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Allen Eager Played: Tenor, Alto

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Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Amy Lee Alternative rock, Alternative metal - Played: Soprano, Alto

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Andy McGhee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists

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Andy Sheppard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Andy Sheppard Post-bop - Played: Tenor, Soprano

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Anthony Braxton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Anthony Braxton Avant-garde jazz, Opera, Jazz

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Anton Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Anton Schwartz Jazz - Played: Tenor

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Antonio Hart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Antonio Hart Played: Alto, Soprano

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Archie Shepp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Archie Shepp Jazz - Played: Tenor, Soprano, Alto

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Ari Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Ari Brown Played: Tenor, Alto, Soprano

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Arne Domnerus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Arne Domnerus Played: Alto

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Arnett Cobb is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Arnett Cobb Jump blues, Swing music, Texas blues - Played: Tenor

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Art Pepper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Art Pepper Cool jazz, Hard bop, Post-bop - Played: Alto, Tenor

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Art Porter, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Art Porter, Jr. Played: Alto

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Art Themen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Art Themen Jazz - Played: Tenor, Soprano

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Arthur "Artie" DeMello Played: Alto,Tenor,Flute

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Arthur Blythe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Arthur Blythe Post-bop, Jazz - Played: Alto, Soprano

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Arun Luthra is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Arun Luthra Jazz - Played: Soprano, Tenor, Alto

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Azar Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Azar Lawrence Played: Tenor, Soprano

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Barney Bigard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Barney Bigard Swing music, Dixieland - Played: Tenor

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Barney Wilen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Barney Wilen Played: Soprano, Alto, Tenor

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Ben Smith is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Ben Smith Played: Alto, Tenor

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Ben Webster is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Ben Webster Jazz - Played: Tenor

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Benny Carter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Benny Carter Swing music, Big band, Jazz - Played: Alto

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Benny Golson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Benny Golson Hard bop, Bebop - Played: Tenor

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Benny Goodman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Benny Goodman Swing music, Big band, Jazz - Played: Alto

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Bernt Rosengren is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Bernt Rosengren Played: Tenor, Alto

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Bill Easley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Bill Easley Played: Tenor, Alto

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Bill Evans is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Bill Evans Cool jazz, Third stream, Hard bop - Played: Tenor, Soprano

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Bill Graham is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Bill Graham Played: Alto

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William Manuel Johnson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
William Manuel Johnson Jazz, Dixieland - Played: Alto

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Bill Perkins is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Bill Perkins Cool jazz - Played: Tenor, Baritone

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Bill Smith is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Bill Smith Played: Soprano

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Billy Harper is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Billy Harper Played: Tenor, Alto

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Blue Lou Marini is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Blue Lou Marini Played: Soprano, Alto, Tenor

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Bob Belden is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Bob Belden Played: Tenor, Soprano

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Bob Berg is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Bob Berg Hard bop, Post-bop - Played: Tenor, Soprano

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Bob Cooper is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Bob Cooper Jazz

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Bob Downes is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Bob Downes Played: Alto, Soprano

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Bob Franceschini is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Bob Franceschini Jazz - Played: Tenor

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Bob Mintzer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Jazz Saxophonists
Bob Mintzer Jazz - Played: Tenor