Michael Brecker

Michael Leonard Brecker (March 29, 1949  January 13, 2007) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. He was awarded 15 Grammy Awards as both performer and composer. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music in 2004,[3] and was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame in 2007.

Michael Brecker
Michael Brecker in July 2004, performing during the "Jazz for Kerry" benefit concert in Manhattan.
Background information
Birth nameMichael Leonard Brecker
Born(1949-03-29)March 29, 1949
Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedJanuary 13, 2007(2007-01-13) (aged 57)
New York City, New York, U.S
GenresJazz, post-bop,[1][2] jazz fusion, funk, R&B, rock
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsTenor saxophone, EWI
Years active1969–2007
Associated actsSteps Ahead, Brecker Brothers, Dan Fogelberg, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Steely Dan, Todd Rundgren, Horace Silver, Chick Corea, Dire Straits, James Taylor, John Abercrombie, Billy Cobham, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Quincy Jones, Eddie Gómez, Elvin Jones, Joni Mitchell, Parliament-Funkadelic, Mike Stern, Spyro Gyra, Paul Simon