Charlie Mariano

Charlie Mariano Biography

Born: 12th November 1923 Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Died: 16th June 2009 Cologne, Germany

American jazz saxophonist who played with several big bands in the USA and Asia during the 1950s and 1960s, and played in the quartet of his then wife Toshiko Akiyoshi before moving to Europe. He added the Malaysian nadaswaram and Indian instruments to his repertoire.

Father of Monday Michiru with ex-wife Toshiko Akiyoshi.

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