Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Rahsaan Roland Kirk

About The Artist

Kirk was blinded soon after his birth, and was educated at Ohio State School for the Blind. He played saxophone and clarinet with a school band from the age of twelve, and by 1951 was leading his own group for dances and playing with other bands around the Ohio area. At sixteen he dreamed he was playing three instruments at once, and the next day went to a music shop and tried out all the reed instruments. He was taken to the basement to be shown "the scraps", and found two archaic saxophones wh... Read More

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"This man is what jazz is all about. He's REAL." - Charles Mingus


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