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Moe Koffman
Birth: Dec. 28, 1928
Toronto
Ontario, Canada
Death: Mar. 28, 2001
Orangeville
Ontario, Canada

Jazz/Bebop Musician. Koffman was a great Canadian musician who played both the flute and the saxophone. He began his career in 1957 when he released his first hit recording, "Swinging Shepherd Blues." Throughout his career he would become a great soloist whose music ranged from jazz interpretations to cool toned bop. Koffman recorded for the Soundwings Record Label, the Duke Record Label, and the Jubilee Record Label. He worked with such musical talents as, Sonny Dunham, Ralph Flanagan, Jimmy Dorsey, Ian McDougall, Don Thompson, Terry Clarke, Charlie Varnet, Tex Beneke, Phil Sheridan, Erine Pattison, Erich Traugott, and the Rob McConnell Boss Brass Band in 1972. He played for over 30 years at George's Spaghetti House in Totonto, Ontario, and appeared on the television shows, "Cross-Cannada Hit Parade" in 1955, "Nightcap" from 1963 to 1967, and "The Music Machine" in 1970. Among Koffman's many other recordings are, "Comin' Home Baby" "Spectacular" "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" "Watermelon Man" "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" "Forest Flower" "Milestones" "Intermezzo (Concerto For Orchestra)" "Now's The Time" "Morning Mist" "Anitra's Last Dance" Cavern Of The Mountain Trolls" "Mozart's Ark" "Syrinx" "Suite Fantastique" and "Theme From Opheus." (bio by: K) 
 
Burial:
Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park
Toronto
Toronto Municipality
Ontario, Canada
 
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Record added: Apr 23, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7379117
Moe Koffman
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Moe Koffman
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Remembering those fabulous concerts and amazing alto saxophone solos at The Forum at Ontario Place and all the great music you contributed to the Canadian mosaic.- RIP - You were a giant among men!
- Paul
 Added: Jan. 12, 2014

- Maggie
 Added: Dec. 8, 2013
Oh, yeah. You are great.
-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 3, 2013
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