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, and was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame in 2007.
|Birth name||Michael Leonard Brecker|
|Born||March 29, 1949|
Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||January 13, 2007 57) (aged|
New York City, New York, U.S
|Genres||Jazz, post-bop, jazz fusion, funk, R&B, rock|
|Instruments||Tenor saxophone, EWI|
|Associated acts||Steps 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|