Toots Thielemans biography

Toots Thielemans

Musician, Musical Artist

1922 –

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Who is Toots Thielemans?

Toots Thielemans is a Belgian jazz musician known for his guitar and harmonica playing as well as his whistling. Thielemans is credited as one of the greatest harmonica players of the 20th century.

He has worked as a bandleader and as a sideman, and has appeared on dozens of film soundtracks. In 2009 he became NEA Jazz Master, the highest honour for a jazz musician in the United States.

He may be best known to some as the performer whistling the melody in commercials for Old Spice cologne.

He announced his retirement, at the age of 91, on March 12, 2014.

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Born
Apr 29, 1922
Brussels
Also known as
  • Jean "Toots" Thielemans
  • Jean Thielemans
  • Jean-Baptiste, Baron Thielemans
  • Jean Baptiste Frédéric Isidor Thielemans
  • Thielemans, Toots
  • Toots Thielmans
  • 'Toots' Thielemans
  • Jean Toots Thielemans
Nationality
  • Belgium
Profession

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on July 23, 2013

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