Six-Time Grammy Winner David Sanborn Passes Away After Battle With Cancer

Six-Time Grammy Winner David Sanborn Passes Away After Battle With Cancer- dailyjugarr

David Sanborn was an American saxophone player. He mixed jazz, pop, and R&B. His first solo album came out in 1975. Before that, he played saxophone for other musicians. Sanborn was one of the most successful saxophonists in America from the 1980s onwards. Some people called him the most important saxophonist in pop, R&B, and crossover music of the last 20 years. He’s often linked with smooth jazz, even though he wasn’t a big fan of it.

David Sanborn, a famous saxophone player known for his music in pop, R&B, jazz, and more, passed away at the age of 78.

David Sanborn, the famous saxophonist, has passed away. He won 6 Grammy Awards. He had been battling prostate cancer and passed away on May 12th. His publicist confirmed the news. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 but kept performing until recently. He was a big name in pop and jazz music and was known for bringing saxophone back into rock ‘n roll.

Sanborn was born in Tampa, Florida( July 30, 1945) but grew up in Missouri. He started playing saxophone to help recover from polio when he was three. By the time he was 14, he was playing with famous musicians like Albert King and Little Milton. He studied music at Northwestern University and later at the University of Iowa with saxophonist JR Monterose.

He joined the Butterfield Blues Band and played at Woodstock with Paul Butterfield. After that, he toured with Stevie Wonder, played on Wonder’s album “Talking Book,” performed with The Rolling Stones, and toured with David Bowie. His solo on Bowie’s “Young Americans” was particularly impressive. He also worked with Paul Simon and James Taylor.

In 1975, Sanborn released his first solo album called “Taking Off.” Four years later, he released his second album, “Hideaway.” He collaborated with Luther Vandross, Christian McBride, Eric Clapton, and others on his albums.

His song “All I Need Is You” won his first Grammy Award for best R&B instrumental performance in 1981. He won five more Grammys after that and had eight gold albums and one platinum album. He toured successfully for many years.

In March 2024, he was honored in St. Louis for his lifetime achievement in jazz. He was happy to receive the award in his hometown.

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