Zoot Sims (Saxophone)
Born: 29th October 1925, Inglewood, California, USA
Died: 23rd March 1985, New York, New York, USA
John Haley "Zoot" Sims was an American jazz saxophonist, playing mainly tenor but also alto (and, later, soprano) saxophone. He first gained attention in the "Four Brothers" sax section of Woody Herman's big band, afterward enjoying a long solo career, often in partnership with fellow saxmen Gerry Mulligan and Al Cohn.