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Bob Wilber at the North Sea Jazz Festival in the late 1970s
|Birth name||Robert Sage Wilber|
March 15, 1928|
New York City, U.S.
|Died||August 4, 2019
Chipping Campden, England, U.K.
|Associated acts||Kenny Davern, Dick Hyman, Soprano Summit, World's Greatest Jazz Band, Sidney Bechet|
Robert Sage Wilber (March 15, 1928 – August 4, 2019) was an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, and band leader. He was popular in the 1950s and 1960s, including Bobby Hackett, Benny Goodman, Sidney Bechet, Jack Teagarden and Eddie Condon.
In the late 1960s, he was an original member of the World's Greatest Jazz Band, and in the early 70s of Soprano Summit, a band which gained wide attention. In the late 1970s, he formed the Bechet Legacy Band.
Wilber died at the age of 91 in Chipping Campden, England on August 4, 2019.
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Bob Wilber at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2014
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