Hilton Jefferson

Born 30 July 1903. Died 14 November 1968
Hilton Jefferson
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.31.1/img/default_artist_images/pop2.jpg
1903-07-30
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/fadcfecc-6ecf-4e5c-a43b-fa67a4defb5c
Hilton Jefferson

Hilton Jefferson Biography (Wikipedia)

Hilton Jefferson (July 30, 1903 – November 14, 1968) was an American jazz alto saxophonist born in Danbury, Connecticut, perhaps best known for leading the saxophone section from 1940–1949 in the Cab Calloway band. Jefferson is said to have been "a soft, delicate saxophone player, with an exquisite sensibility."

In 1929 Jefferson began his professional career with Claude Hopkins, and throughout the 1930s was busy working for the big bands of Chick Webb, Fletcher Henderson and McKinney's Cotton Pickers. From 1952–1953 Jefferson performed with Duke Ellington, but ultimately became a bank guard to support himself with a steady income. In the 1950s he continued to perform, especially with Rex Stewart and some former members of the Fletcher Henderson band.

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.


Hilton Jefferson Tracks

Sort by

Cozy Cole, CAB CALLOWAY, CAB CALLOWAY, Quentin Jackson, Andy Brown, Jerry Blake, Tyree Glenn, Danny Barker, Mario Bauzá, Dizzy Gillespie, Keg Johnson, Walter Thomas, Leon "Chu" Berry, Lammar Wright, Milt Hinton, Hilton Jefferson & Benny Payne
Ghost of a Chance
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p051y03z.jpg
link
Ghost of a Chance
Duke Ellington
Take The A Train
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p024fd6n.jpg
link
Take The A Train
Bill Beason
St Louis Blues
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.31.1/img/track_fallback.png
link
St Louis Blues
Load more tracks

Back to artist