Peewee Russell

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Saxophonist
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Date of Birth March 27, 1906
Place of Birth Maplewood, Missouri
Date of Death Feb 15, 1969 (62)
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About Peewee Russell

Clarinet and saxophone player who played a wide variety of genres, including swing and jazz. He was inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1987.

Peewee Russell Before Fame

His first instrument was violin, but he did not stay interested in it. He saw Alcide "Yellow" Nunez play when he was young and was inspired to play jazz clarinet.

Achievement of Peewee Russell

He performed with many bandleaders and started a residence at "Nick's" in Greenwich Village.

Peewee Russell Family Life

His wife Mary encouraged him to pursue visual abstract art.

Associations of Peewee Russell

He performed with Thelonious Monk in 1963 at the Newport Festival.

Latest information about Peewee Russell updated on April 16, 2021.

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