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John Handy

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Birth Place: Dallas, Texas
Years Active: 1953-present
Genres: Jazz

John Richard Handy III (born February 3, 1933 in Dallas, Texas) is an American jazz alto saxophonist. In the 1960s, Handy led several groups. The most common was a quintet with members: Michael White violin, Jerry Hahn - guitar, Don Thompson - bass, Terry Clarke - drums This group's performance at the 1965 Monterey Jazz Festival was recorded and released as an album; Handy received Grammy nominations for "Spanish Lady" (jazz performance) and "If Only We Knew" (jazz composition). Handy has also taught music history and performance at San Francisco State University; Stanford University; The University of California, Berkeley; the San Francisco Conservatory of Music; and other schools. Hand... Continue Bio >>

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