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Illinois Jacquet Short Film Is Released on His Birthday (VIDEO)

The legendary tenor saxophonist would have turned 97 this year

Illinois Jacquet
Illinois Jacquet, 1990 (photo: Arthur Elgort)

The late tenor saxophonist and music educator Illinois Jacquet’s 97th birthday was on October 31, and in honor of the occasion, the nonprofit educational foundation that bears his name released a short documentary video online. Called Higher Goals to Conquer, the video—which you can watch below—was produced by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Manny Crisostomo and includes excerpts from Texas Tenor: The Illinois Jacquet Story, a 1991 film directed by the photographer and filmmaker Arthur Elgort (a longtime jazz lover who shared some of his classic images and stories in the December 2018 issue of JazzTimes).

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