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 Benjamin Francis Webster

Benjamin Francis Webster

Birth
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Death 20 Sep 1973 (aged 64)
Amsterdam, Amsterdam Municipality, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Burial Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Memorial ID 8736 · View Source
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Musician. Dubbed "The Brute" or "Frog", he was one of the most influential jazz tenor saxophonist of the swing era. Through the 1930s to early 1950s, he played with and recorded with orchestras to include Bennie Moten, Count Basie, Oran Page, Walter Page, Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington. In 1964, he moved permanently to Europe to join other American jazz musicians in performing and touring the continent until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 7 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8736
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Francis Webster (27 Mar 1909–20 Sep 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8736, citing Assistens Cemetery, Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark ; Maintained by Find A Grave .