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Hollis Gentry, III
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Birth: Dec. 3, 1954
Corpus Christi
Nueces County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 5, 2006
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

Jazz Musician. In the early 1980s, he co-founded the jazz group "Fattburger" and entered into San Diego's jazz music scene. His good looks and dazzling saxophone solos quickly made him San Diego's most popular Jazz player. Later, he formed his own group, Hollis Gentry's "Neon" and packed clubs across the San Diego Country. As a player's player, he caught the ear of internationally acclaimed saxophone artist Charles McPherson. He also toured with Al Jarreau, Larry Carlton, Cannonball Adderley, Nancy Wilson, Barry White, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Clarke, and Joe Sample. Besides two solo album recordings, he served as Senior Vice President and Director of Artists and Repertoire for Latin Jazz, World-Beat and Reggae Music. On September 2, 2004, he was in a serious auto accident. Although he suffered career-ending injuries, he continued to compose until his death.  
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
 
Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Sep 07, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15653083
Hollis Gentry, III
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Hollis Gentry, III
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Hollis Gentry, III
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
 
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I first heard & met Hollis Gentry at Croces, downtown San Diego back in the mid 1980's. There's only One Hollis Gentry and his sound lives on in my heart and many who listened to him play with the likes of the Fattburger band. Hollis Gentry to me was "Fa...(Read more)
- walter f hochrein
 Added: Nov. 6, 2012
dear hollis . . . your fine sax awakened me to Smooth Jazz in the mid 80's. I saw you live a few times at the old B St. CafeWonderful times on Th. Fr and Sat nights,Those were the days, my Friend, and you helped create them. I miss those days,and you. Y...(Read more)
- Martin Chevalier
 Added: Mar. 17, 2012
Dear Hollis like music, your memory is always,
- John "J-Cat" Griffith
 Added: Jan. 30, 2012
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