Illinois Jacquet Biography
Played with big bands of Lionel Hampton (1942), Cab Calloway (1943-'44), Count Basie (1945-'46).
After playing the first "Jazz at the Philharmonic", Jacques formed his own band (which also included his brother Russell Jacquet, a trumpet player) with which recorded excellent albums for various labels.
Younger brother to trumpeter Russell Jacquet
Born : October 31, 1922 in Broussard, Louisiana.
Died : July 22, 2004 in Queens, New York City, New York.