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Whalum, Kirk (<i>born</i> 1958), tenor saxophonist and leader

Gary W. Kennedy

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2002 |
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Memphis, 11 July 1958). American tenor saxophonist and leader. He began playing saxophone in his youth, working initially in church groups led by his father, a preacher. In his mid-teens he formed a rhythm-and-blues group and began to play jazz. At Texas Southern University in Houston he studied classical saxophone, flute, and French. After leading a local group, 150 Psalm (1977–9), he spent a year in Paris (1979–80), where he

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