Bill Perkins (saxophonist), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Bill Perkins (saxophonist)

American jazz musician

Date of Birth: 22-Jul-1924

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Death: 09-Aug-2003

Profession: saxophonist, jazz musician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Bill Perkins (saxophonist)

  • William Reese Perkins ((1924-07-22)July 22, 1924 – (2003-08-10)August 10, 2003) was an American cool jazz saxophonist and flutist popular on the West Coast jazz scene, known primarily as a tenor saxophonist.
  • Born in San Francisco, California, Perkins started out performing in the big bands of Woody Herman and Jerry Wald.
  • He also worked for the Stan Kenton orchestra, which led to his entry into the cool jazz idiom.
  • He began performing with Art Pepper and Bud Shank.
  • He was also a member of The Tonight Show Band from 1970–1992.
  • He is probably most remembered, however, for playing tenor for The Lighthouse All-Stars.
  • When gigs became scarce in the 1960s, Perkins had a parallel career as a recording engineer.

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