Marion Brown was an African-American jazz musician, composer, writer, visual artist and ethnomusicologist. He was born September 8th, 1931 in Atlanta, Georgia (many encyclopaedias incorrectly give his birth date as September 8, 1935). His main instrument was the alto saxophone, but he also played soprano saxophone, clarinet, flute, wood flute, zomari, guitar, piano, and percussion. He spent the last five years of his life at an assisted living facility in Hollywood, Florida. He died on October 18, 2010 at the age of 79.
Marion Brown