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Jazz Musician of the Day: Zoot Sims

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Zoot Sims
All About Jazz is celebrating Zoot Sims' birthday today!

John Haley “Zoot" Sims was born in Inglewood, California. Growing up in a vaudeville family, Sims learned to play both drums and clarinet at an early age. His father was a vaudeville hoofer, and Sims prided himself on remembering many of the steps his father taught him. Following in the footsteps of Lester Young, Sims developed into an innovative tenor saxophonist. Throughout his career, he played with renowned bands... Read more.

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