Anthony Braxton

Bandleader, Musical Artist

1945 –

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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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Born
Jun 4, 1945
Chicago
Also known as
  • Braxton, Anthony
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Roosevelt University
Employment
  • Wesleyan University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013