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 Zoot Sims

Zoot Sims

Original Name John Haley
Birth
Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 23 Mar 1985 (aged 59)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Nyack, Rockland County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 6773 · View Source
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Jazz Musician. Born in Inglewood, California, he was a jazz saxophonist dubbed "Zoot" for his exuberance, mellow tone and sense of groove for swing music. Throughout his career he played in the renowned bands of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Stan Kenton, Count Basie and Buddy Rich. In the 1950s and '60s, he had a successful partnership as co-leader of a quintet with Al Cohn, which toured and recorded under the name "Al and Zoot". He died in New York on March 23, 1985.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 28 Oct 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6773
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Zoot Sims (29 Oct 1925–23 Mar 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6773, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack, Rockland County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .