Prolific composer, performer, bandleader, and recording baritone saxophonist who has been nominated for three Grammy Awards.He lived in New York City after Detroit, where he met John Coltrane and other big names in jazz music.He collaborated with Charles Mingus on Blues & Roots.BEFORE FAME
He took up tenor saxophone when he was sixteen and living in Detroit. He started playing in Lucky Thompson's band in 1947.PERSONAL LIFE
He was born in Highland Park, Michigan but grew up in Rochester, New York.FUN FACTS
Saxophonist Pepper Adams were born on Wednesday, birthstone is Opal, the seaon was Fall in the Chinese year of Horse, it is 280 days until Pepper Adams next birthday.