Anthony Braxton

Born: 
06/04/1945
City: 
Chicago
Region: 
Illinois
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1960's-present
Genre(s): 
Instruments: 
Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Piano

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Anthony Braxton is an American composer, saxophonist, clarinettist, flautist, pianist, and philosopher.[1] Braxton has released well over 100 albums since the 1960s. Among the array of instruments he plays are the flute; the sopranino, soprano, C-melody, F mezzo-soprano, E-flat alto, baritone, bass, and contrabass saxophones; and the E-flat, B-flat, and contrabass clarinets.

Braxton studied philosophy at Roosevelt University. He has taught at Mills College and as of 2010 is Professor of Music at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, teaching music composition, music history, and improvisation.