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Lee Konitz
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Birth name Leon Konitz
Born (1927-10-13)October 13, 1927
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died April 15, 2020(2020-04-15) (aged 92)
New York City, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Cool jazz
Occupation(s) Saxophonist, Composer
Instruments Alto saxophone
Labels RCA Red Seal
Atlantic Records
Verve Records
Prestige Records
Palmetto Records
Associated acts Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Jim Hall, Elvin Jones, Lennie Tristano, Warne Marsh, Brad Mehldau, Charlie Haden

Lee Konitz (October 13, 1927 – April 15, 2020) was an American jazz composer and alto saxophonist. He was thought to be one of the main people involved in the cool jazz movement. Konitz has also performed successfully in bebop and experimental jazz.

Konitz was born in Chicago.

Konitz died in New York City on April 15, 2020 of COVID-19.

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