Illinois Jacquet bio

Birth Name: Illinois Jacquet

Occupation: Saxophonist

Place Of Birth: LA

Date Of Birth: October 31, 1922

Date Of Death: July 22, 2004

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: Canadian

Illinois Jacquet was born on the 31st of October, 1922. He was popular for being a Saxophonist. Tenor saxophonist who is recognized for his role in the song “Flying Home,” which featured the first R&B saxophone solo. He was also one of the few jazz artists to play the bassoon.

Illinois Jacquet was born in LA. He performed alto saxophone in his father’s band as a child, played with the Milton Larkin Orchestra at the age of fifteen, and then moved to Los Angeles where he met Nat King Cole . He started a band with his brother and Charles Mingus in 1944.

Illinois Jacquet was a Scorpio and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Illinois Jacquet was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Illinois Jacquet is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Illinois’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Illinois Jacquet’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Illinois Jacquet’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Illinois Jacquet kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Illinois Jacquet was born in the Year of the Dog.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Illinois Jacquet
NICKNAME: Illinois
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Illinois Jacquet was a Scorpio. People of this zodiac sign like truth, being right, longtime friends, teasing, and dislike dishonesty, revealing secrets, passive people. The strengths of this sign are being resourceful, brave, passionate, a true friend, while weaknesses can be distrusting, jealous, secretive and violent. The greatest overall compatibility with Scorpio is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Illinois Jacquet was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are fiercely loyal and can always keep a secret. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes.

Ruling Planet: Illinois Jacquet had a ruling planet of Pluto and has a ruling planet of Pluto. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Neptune were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Illinois Jacquet’s birth sign is Scorpio and he had a ruling planet of Pluto.

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