November 21, 1904 - May 19, 1969
— "Body and Soul" —Born in St. Joseph, Missouri, Coleman Hawkins got his first saxophone at age nine and was traveling coast to coast, recording with Mamie Smith and the Jazz Hounds while still in his teens. Credited with making the sax a solo jazz instrument, "Hawk" was the dominant jazz saxophonist for four decades, through the periods of hot jazz, swing and bop, fronting his own bands and working with all the greats including Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis. With his distinctive, full-bodied sound, Coleman Hawkins' recordings remain revered today by jazz lovers around the world. The bronze image, created by Herb Mignery, was unveiled June 20, 2008, on the tenth anniversary of the Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival.
|Series||This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series|
|Placed By||Coleman Hawkins Jazz Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 9:20pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 341406 N 4403530|
|Decimal Degrees||39.76695000, -94.85160000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 46.017', W 94° 51.096'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 46' 1.02" N, 94° 51' 5.76" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-199 N 7th St, St Joseph MO 64501, US|
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