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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
Genre: Jazz; Nationality: United States of America
Preferred Genre: Swing
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Al Cohn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Genre: Big band and West Coast jazz; Nationality: United States of America
Preferred Genre: Jazz
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Albert Ayler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Genre: Avant-garde jazz, Rhythm and blues & Jazz; Nationality: United States of America
Preferred Genre: Jazz
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Albert Nicholas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Preferred Genre: Jazz
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Alfred "Pee Wee&quo... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Saxophonists
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 Genre: Jazz; Nationality: United States of America
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
Genre: Alternative rock and Alternative metal; Nationality: United States of America
Preferred Genre: Smooth jazz, Jazz, R&B
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Andrew White is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Genre: Alternative rock and Indie rock; Nationality: England
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
Genre: Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Glam rock; Nationality: United Kingdom
Preferred Genre: Rock
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Andy Sheppard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Genre: Post-bop; Nationality: United Kingdom
Preferred Genre: Jazz
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Angelo Moore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Genre: Ska punk, Spoken word & Ska; Nationality: United States of America
Preferred Genre: Rock
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Anthony Braxton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Genre: Avant-garde jazz, Opera & Jazz; Nationality: United States of America
Preferred Genre: Jazz
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Archie Shepp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Genre: Jazz; Nationality: United States of America
Preferred Genre: Jazz
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Arnett Cobb is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Genre: Jump blues, Swing music & Texas blues; Nationality: United States of America
Preferred Genre: Jazz
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Art Pepper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Genre: Cool jazz, Hard bop & Post-bop; Nationality: United States of America
Preferred Genre: Jazz
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Arthur Blythe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Genre: Post-bop and Jazz; Nationality: United States of America
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
Genre: Jazz; Nationality: United States of America
Preferred Genre: Classical
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Bennie Maupin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Preferred Genre: Jazz
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Benny Carter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Genre: Swing music, Big band & Jazz; Nationality: United States of America
Preferred Genre: Jazz
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Benny Golson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Saxophonists
Genre: Hard bop and Bebop; Nationality: United States of America
Preferred Genre: Jazz