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Ira Sullivan

Biography

IRA SULLIVAN (trumpeter, flugelhornist, saxophonist, composer, educator) was born May 1, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. The enigmatic and virtuosic multi-instrumentalist is known for his facility at mastering new instruments and material. Sullivan is a 5 time Grammy nominee with extensive touring and recording credits including work with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and Red Rodney. Ira is a renowned clinician and educator with an eye for emerging talent, having mentored Jaco Pastorius, Pat Metheny and Eric Alexander.