Today in Flutist History

Famous Birthdays

  • 1922-01-04 Frank Wess, flutist/saxophonist/composer, (d. 2013)
  • 1924-11-28 Kees [Gerrit C] Otten, Dutch flutist
  • 1925-03-25 James Moody, US, jazz saxophonist/flutist/orchestra leader
  • 1934-10-15 N. Ramani, Indian flutist
  • 1938-05-11 Harvey Sollberger, flutist/composer (2 Oboes Troping), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1938-06-30 Chris Hinze, Dutch flutist (Vivat Vivaldi)
  • 1939-06-02 Charles Miller, rock flutist/saxophonist (War)
  • 1939-12-08 James Galway, Belfast Ireland, flutist (18k gold flute, Royal Phil)
  • 1944-09-25 Eugenia Zukerman, Cambridge Ms, flutist/novelist (Deceptive Cadence)
  • 1948-03-31 Thijs van Leer, Dutch singer/flutist (Focus, Introspection)
  • 1951-10-25 Ransom Wilson, Tuscaloosa Alabama, flutist (Soliste NY)
  • 1953-09-07 Greg Ham, Australia, rock saxophonist/flutist (Men At Work)

Famous Deaths

  • 2000-05-20 Jean Pierre Rampal, French flutist (b. 1922)
  • 2003-07-01 Herbie Mann, American jazz flutist (b. 1930)