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
Preferred Genre: Classical

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

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

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Albert Ayler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Saxophonists
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
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
Alternative rock, Indie rock - Preferred Genre: Jazz

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

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Andy Mackay is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Saxophonists
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
Post-bop - Preferred Genre: Jazz

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

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

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

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Arnett Cobb is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Saxophonists
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
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
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
Preferred Genre: Jazz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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
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
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
Hard bop - Preferred Genre: Jazz

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

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

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

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Budd Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Saxophonists
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
Swing music, Big band - Preferred Genre: Jazz

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

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Candy Dulfer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Saxophonists
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
Hard bop, Jazz fusion, Jazz - Preferred Genre: Jazz

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

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