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Why Kenny G Is Going to Hold One Sax Note for an Hour

He wants to set a new world record, raise money

(Newser) - What's worse: being stuck on a flight with a crying baby, or being stuck on a flight with Kenny G as he holds one note on the saxophone ... for the entire flight? Certain lucky air passengers may soon find out, because the musician tells HuffPost Live that he's... More »

'Big Man' Clarence Clemons Dead at 69

Saxophone player suffered a serious stroke last Sunday

(Newser) - Clarence Clemons, the saxophonist who found fame as a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, has died. He was 69 years old. Clemons suffered a stroke last Sunday, and the New York Times reports that the cause of death was complications from that stroke. The paper calls Clemons... More »

Jazz Great James Moody Dead at 85

Jazz world mourns veteran saxophonist

(Newser) - Beloved jazzman James Moody has died in San Diego at the age of 85. The saxophonist, flutist, band leader, and composer had a distinguished career in jazz that began in Dizzy Gillespie's band just after World War II and lasted well into the 21st century. Moody, famed for his versatility,... More »

Jazzman Giuffre Dead at 86

Adventurous instrumentalist and composer Jimmy Giuffre was a '50s jazz hero

(Newser) - The iconoclastic clarinetist and composer Jimmy Giuffre died Thursday, two days before what would have been his 87th birthday, the New York Times reports. The Texas-born jazz legend's 50-year career took him from big-band hits with Woody Herman to minimalist trios, with a stint playing in mess halls as a... More »

Corinne Bailey Rae's Husband Found Dead

Saxophone player died from suspected drug overdose at 31

(Newser) - The husband of British soul singer Corinne Bailey Rae has been found dead from a suspected drug overdose at his home in the UK. Jason Rae, 31, a saxophone player, is said to have struggled with drug abuse for years, according to Britain's Daily Mail. His band, the Haggis Horns,... More »

Disgraced Fundraiser 'a True Bon Vivant'

Clinton sax, pricey wines highlight feds' haul from Hsu digs

(Newser) - Erstwhile fugitive fundraiser Norman Hsu had a taste for the finer things, including a 180-bottle wine collection valued at $100,000 and a saxophone seemingly signed by President Bill Clinton. Those items were in the outlaw bundler’s New York apartment, according to newly unsealed documents. One expert tells the... More »

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