Illinois Jacquet, R.I.P. – Cause of Death, Date of Death, Age and Birthday

The Saxophonist Illinois Jacquet passed away at age 81; this age of death has to be considered impressive. What was the cause of death? Below is all you want to know regarding the death of Illinois Jacquet and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Tenor saxophonist who is recognized for his role in the song “Flying Home,” which featured the first R&B saxophone solo. He was also one of the few jazz artists to play the bassoon.

He was raised in a musical family; his father was a bandleader, his brother Russell played trumpet, and his other brother Linton was a drummer.

How did Illinois Jacquet die?

Illinois Jacquet's death was caused by Heart Attack.

Information about the death of Illinois Jacquet
Cause of deathHeart Attack
Age of death81 years
ProfessionSaxophonist
BirthdayOctober 31, 1922
Death dateJuly 22, 2004
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A

Quotes by Illinois Jacquet

When I was 16 or 17 I heard the Count Basie band with Jo Jones and Lester Young and Herschel Evans and I couldn’t believe it. They were the greatest swing band. I really fell in love with that sound. Everybody danced!

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When I got my band in 1983, I knew what I had to do. If I’m going to have a big band, they’re going to have to sound equally as good as what I’m used to hearing.

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People like to hear songs that they can dance to. Even if they’re sitting, they like being made to want to dance and move. By me being a dancer, I know how I’d dance at certain tempos. I was always good at it.

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Hamp would ask me about tempos in the band: ‘Jacquet,’ he’d say, ‘knock off that tempo.’ A lot of jazz musicians didn’t prefer to play for dancers, which was their loss, really. But good jazz has always had that dance feel.

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Their eagerness for the big-band music and their ability to grasp the essence of it made me realize that today’s generation has not been properly exposed to the big-band sound.

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