Ben Webster

Born: 
03/27/1909
City: 
Kansas City
Region: 
MO
Country: 
USA
Died: 
09/20/1973
Years Active: 
1925-1970's
Instruments: 
Piano, Tenor Sax
Former Members: 

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Benjamin Francis Webster, a.k.a. "The Brute" or "Frog," was an influential American jazz tenor saxophonist. He was considered one of the three most important "swing tenors" along with Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. Known affectionately as "The Brute", he had a tough, raspy, and brutal tone on stomps (with his own distinctive growls), yet on ballads he played with warmth and sentiment. Stylistically he was indebted to alto star Johnny Hodges, who, he said, taught him to play his instrument.

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Duke Ellington Orchestra 02/17/1940 Michigan Theater (M) Muskegon Michigan USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 02/23/1940 Michigan Theater (AA) Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 02/24/1940 Michigan Theater (AA) Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 03/03/1940 Temple Theater Saginaw Michigan USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 03/04/1940 Temple Theater Saginaw Michigan USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 03/05/1940 Temple Theater Saginaw Michigan USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 11/25/1940 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 04/16/1949 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 09/26/1953 Broadway-Capitol Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 10/12/1953 IMA Auditorium Flint Michigan USA
Eldridge-Harris-Webster Sextet 08/03/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Eldridge-Harris-Webster Sextet 08/04/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Eldridge-Harris-Webster Sextet 08/05/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Eldridge-Harris-Webster Sextet 08/06/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Eldridge-Harris-Webster Sextet 08/07/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Eldridge-Harris-Webster Sextet 08/08/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 10/02/1954 Broadway-Capitol Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Eldridge-Harris-Webster Sextet 12/28/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Eldridge-Harris-Webster Sextet 12/29/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Eldridge-Harris-Webster Sextet 12/30/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Eldridge-Harris-Webster Sextet 12/31/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Eldridge-Harris-Webster Sextet 01/01/1955 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Eldridge-Harris-Webster Sextet 01/02/1955 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Ben Webster 12/27/1963 Drome Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Ben Webster 12/28/1963 Drome Lounge Detroit Michigan USA

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