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Who is Anthony Braxton?
Anthony Braxton is an American composer, musician, and philosopher. Braxton has released well over 100 albums since the 1960s. Among the array of instruments he plays are the flute; the sopranino, soprano, C-melody, F mezzo-soprano, E-flat alto, baritone, bass, and contrabass saxophones; the E-flat, B-flat, and contrabass clarinets; and the piano.
Braxton studied philosophy at Roosevelt University. He has taught at Mills College and from the 1990s has been Professor of Music at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, teaching music composition, music history, and improvisation. In 1994, he was granted a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant". In 2013, he was named a 2014 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master.
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- Jun 4, 1945
- Also known as
- Braxton, Anthony
- African American
- United States of America
- Roosevelt University
- Wesleyan University
on July 23, 2013