Gabe Baltazar

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Saxophonist
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Date of Birth November 1, 1929
Place of Birth Hilo, Hawaii
Age 91 years old
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Gabriel Ruiz Hiroshi "Gabe" Baltazar, Jr. is an American jazz alto saxophonist and woodwind doubler.

Birth name: Gabriel Ruiz Hiroshi Baltazar Jr.
Born: November 01, 1929, Hilo, Territory of Hawaii
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Occupation(s): Musician, conductor, music director
Instruments: Saxophones, Clarinets, Flutes, Piano, Oboe
Years active: 1948–present
Labels: Capitol, Contemporary, Creative World
Associated acts: Stan Kenton, Dizzy Gillespie, Terry Gibbs

About Gabe Baltazar

Multi-instrumentalist and veteran of the Stan Kenton Orchestra. He also was the assistant director of the Royal Hawaiian Band.

Before Fame

He attended the Los Angeles City College and went on to record many solos, including on "Stairway to the Stars."

Achievement

Theo Garneau wrote the book If It Swings, It's Music: The Autobiography of Hawaii's Gabe Baltazar Jr. in 2012.

Family Life

He was born in Hilo, Hawaii.

Associations

Baltazar played in the orchestra of The Pat Boone Show.

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Latest information about Gabe Baltazar updated on November 30, 2020.

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