Joe Lovano

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Saxophonist
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Date of Birth December 29, 1952
Place of Birth Cleveland, Ohio
Age 67 years old
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Joe Lovano

Joseph Salvatore Lovano is an American jazz saxophonist, alto clarinetist, flautist, and drummer. He has earned a Grammy Award and several mentions on Down Beat magazine's critics' and readers' polls. He is married to jazz singer Judi Silvano with whom he records and performs. Lovano was a longtime member of a trio led by drummer Paul Motian.

Birth name: Joseph Salvatore Lovano
Born: December 29, 1952, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Genres: Jazz, modal jazz
Occupation(s): Musician
Instruments: Tenor saxophone
Years active: 1970s–present
Labels: Soul Note, Evidence, Enja, Blue Note
Associated acts: Saxophone Summit, SFJAZZ Collective, McCoy Tyner, Shades of Jazz, The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Judi Silvano, Paul Motian, Marc Johnson
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About Joe Lovano

Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist endorsed by Down Beat Magazine who learned under Gary Burton and Herb Pomeroy.

Before Fame

He attended Berklee College of Music and moved to New York City to perform with Mel Lewis' Big Band.

Achievement

His work on the album Quartets: Live at the Village Vanguard earned him the title Jazz Album of the Year from Down Beat Magazine.

Family Life

He married Judi Silvano, a jazz singer.

Associations

One of Lovano's early influences was Dizzy Gillespie.

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  • Berklee College of Music faculty
  • American jazz educators
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  • American saxophonists
  • Musicians from Cleveland
  • 21st-century saxophonists
  • Berklee College of Music alumni
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