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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
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