bands/musicians Famous Saxophonists  

Steve Jackson
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A List of Famous 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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Adolphe Sax is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Adolphe Sax Preferred Genre: Classical

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Adrian Rollini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Adrian Rollini Jazz - Preferred Genre: Swing

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

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Albert Ayler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Albert Ayler Avant-garde jazz, Rhythm and blues, Jazz - Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Albert Nicholas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Albert Nicholas Jazz - Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Alfred
Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Al Gallodoro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Al Gallodoro Jazz - Preferred Genre: Jazz, Classical

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Alto Reed is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Alto Reed Preferred Genre: Rock

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Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Amy Lee Alternative rock, Alternative metal - Preferred Genre: Smooth jazz, Jazz, R&B

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Andrew White is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Andrew White Alternative rock, Indie rock - Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Andrew Woolfolk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Andrew Woolfolk Preferred Genre: R&B

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Andy Mackay is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Andy Mackay Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Glam rock - Preferred Genre: Rock

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Andy Sheppard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Andy Sheppard Post-bop - Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Angelo Moore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Angelo Moore Ska punk, Spoken word, Ska - Preferred Genre: Rock

The Greatest Saxophonists of All Time

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

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Archie Shepp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Archie Shepp Jazz - Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Arnett Cobb is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Arnett Cobb Jump blues, Swing music, Texas blues - Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Art Pepper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Art Pepper Cool jazz, Hard bop, Post-bop - Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Arthur Blythe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Arthur Blythe Post-bop, Jazz - Preferred Genre: Free Jazz / Jazz

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Barbara Thompson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Barbara Thompson Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Barney Wilen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Barney Wilen Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Ben Webster is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Ben Webster Jazz - Preferred Genre: Classical

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Bennie Maupin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Bennie Maupin Jazz fusion, Post-bop - Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Benny Carter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Benny Carter Swing music, Big band, Jazz - Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Benny Golson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Benny Golson Hard bop, Bebop - Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Bill Clinton Preferred Genre: Jazz / Funk

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Bill Evans is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Bill Evans Cool jazz, Third stream, Hard bop - Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Bob Berg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Bob Berg Hard bop, Post-bop - Preferred Genre: Jazz

The Best Jazz Saxophonists in the World

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Bob Franceschini is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Bob Franceschini Jazz - Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Bob Fuller is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Bob Fuller Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Bob Mintzer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Bob Mintzer Jazz - Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Bob Mover is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Bob Mover Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Bobby Davis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Bobby Davis Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Bobby Keys is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Bobby Keys Rock music, Jazz - Preferred Genre: Rock

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Bobby Watson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Bobby Watson Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Booker Ervin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Booker Ervin Hard bop - Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Boots Randolph is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Boots Randolph Preferred Genre: Rock & Roll

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Boyd Raeburn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Saxophonists

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Branford Marsalis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Branford Marsalis Classical music, Post-bop, Jazz - Preferred Genre: Jazz / Classical

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Bruce Kapler is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Bruce Kapler Preferred Genre: Rock, R&B

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Bud Freeman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Bud Freeman Jazz, Dixieland

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Bud Shank is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Bud Shank Jazz - Preferred Genre: Jazz

The Greatest Jazz Saxophonists of All Time

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Budd Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Budd Johnson Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Buddy Arnold is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Buddy Arnold Swing music, Jazz - Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Buddy Tate is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Buddy Tate Swing music, Big band - Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Bunky Green is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Bunky Green Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Candy Dulfer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Candy Dulfer Nu jazz, Smooth jazz, Funk - Preferred Genre: Smooth jazz

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Cannonball Adderley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Cannonball Adderley Hard bop, Jazz fusion, Jazz - Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Carlos Ward is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Carlos Ward Preferred Genre: Jazz

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Charles Brackeen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Charles Brackeen Preferred Genre: Jazz / Free Jazz