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.

Discography

Released: 1957

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Duke Ellington Orchestra 02/16/1940 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 02/17/1940 Michigan Theater (M) Muskegon Michigan USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 02/18/1940 Keith's Theatre Grand Rapids Michigan USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 02/19/1940 Keith's Theatre Grand Rapids Michigan USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 02/20/1940 Keith's Theatre Grand Rapids 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 02/25/1940 Strand Theater - Lansing Lansing Michigan USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 02/26/1940 Strand Theater - Lansing Lansing Michigan USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 02/27/1940 Strand Theater - Lansing Lansing Michigan USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 02/28/1940 Strand Theater - Lansing Lansing 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 03/08/1940 Colonial Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 03/09/1940 Colonial Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 03/10/1940 Colonial Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 03/11/1940 Colonial Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 03/12/1940 Colonial Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 03/13/1940 Colonial Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 03/14/1940 Colonial Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 05/30/1940 La Belle Resort Yorkville Michigan USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 07/26/1940 Eastwood Gardens Detroit Michigan USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 07/27/1940 Eastwood Gardens Detroit Michigan USA
Duke Ellington Orchestra 07/28/1940 Eastwood Gardens Detroit Michigan USA

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