Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman Biography

Ornette Coleman (born March 9, 1930 in Fort Worth, Texas - died June 11, 2015 in New York City) was an American Jazz saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter and composer.

His album "Free Jazz" gave its name to a whole Jazz sub-genre.

He was married to Jayne Cortez from 1954-64. Their son Denardo Coleman is a jazz drummer, and has recorded with each of his parents, beginning at the age of 10 on "The Empty Foxhole".

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