Jean Toussaint

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Jean Toussaint

Toussaint in a 2007 performance.
Background information
Born(1960-07-27) 27 July 1960 (age 52)
Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
GenresJazz, calypso
OccupationsMusician
Professor
InstrumentsTenor saxophone
Years active1982 - present
LabelsWorld Circuit
Associated actsArt Blakey
 
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Jean Toussaint

Toussaint in a 2007 performance.
Background information
Born(1960-07-27) 27 July 1960 (age 52)
Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
GenresJazz, calypso
OccupationsMusician
Professor
InstrumentsTenor saxophone
Years active1982 - present
LabelsWorld Circuit
Associated actsArt Blakey

Jean Toussaint (born July 27, 1960) is a jazz tenor saxophonist. He was born in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Toussaint learned to play calypso as a child, and attended the Berklee College of Music in the late 1970s. In 1979 he played with Wallace Roney, and from 1982 to 1986 he was a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, for which he is best known.[1] Since 1987 he has lived in London, where he has taught at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and performed with many local musicians, in addition to internationally known jazz players such as Wynton Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, and the Gil Evans Orchestra. He has also taught at Trinity College of Music and the Birmingham Conservatory.

Discography

References

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2012). "Jean Toussaint Biography". AllMusic review. Rovi Corporation. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/jean-toussaint-p42032/biography. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 

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