Zoot Sims
Zoot Sims

Zoot Sims

About Zoot Sims

In addition to being one of the quintessential big-band soloists, tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims was an important figure on the West Coast jazz scene. Sims worked with legends such as Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton, and Joe Bushkin. He was also a part of Woody Herman's famed "Four Brothers" ensemble, named after a jazz standard for which Herman's band (noted for its quartet of sax players) was forever known. Sims led his own bands in the '70s and '80s, recording and touring frequently until his death in 1985.

    Inglewood, CA
  • BORN
    29 October 1925