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Sam Rivers

Born: Sep 25, 1923

Death: Dec 26, 2011

Birthplace: El Reno

Profession: Musician

Nationality: United States

Sam Rivers

Date of Birth : Sep 25, 1923
Date of Death : Dec 26, 2011
Birth Place : El Reno

Samuel Carthorne Rivers was an American jazz musician and composer. He performed on soprano and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet, flute, harmonica and piano. Active in jazz since the early 1950s, he earned wider attention during the mid-1960s spread of free jazz. With a thorough command of music theory, orchestration and composition, Rivers was an influential and prominent artist in jazz music.


  • Musician
  • Composer
  • Bandleader
  • Jazz Pianist
  • Flautist

Also known as

  • Rivers, Sam
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