Sam Rivers

Sam Rivers' Death

Born (Birthday) September 25, 1923

Death Date December 26, 2011

Age of Death 88 years

Cause of Death N/A

Place of Death Orlando, Florida, United States

Profession Saxophonist

The saxophonist Sam Rivers died at the age of 88. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Pioneering jazz saxophonist who helped define the avant-garde “loft” scene in the 1960s and 1970s. He collaborated with many different artists, including many Blue Note artists.

He learned the violin, piano and trombone while growing up.

He made a mark in the jazz world with improvisations grounded in superior technique on multiple instruments and deep knowledge of music.

Personal Life

He had a son and three daughters with wife Bea.

He spent the summer of 1964 touring with the Miles Davis Quintet.

How did Sam Rivers die?

Rivers died from pneumonia on December 26, 2011, at the age of 88 in Orlando, Florida.