David Sanborn

1945 - Today

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David William Sanborn (born July 30, 1945) is an American alto saxophonist. Though Sanborn has worked in many genres, his solo recordings typically blend jazz with instrumental pop and R&B. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Sanborn has received more than 712,960 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). David Sanborn is the 993rd most popular musician (down from 962nd in 2019), the 4,881st most popular biography from United States (down from 4,616th in 2019) and the 368th most popular American Musician.

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  • 60.85

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  • 24

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  • 3.39

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  • 3.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, David Sanborn ranks 993 out of 2,675Before him are Jim Croce, Wynton Kelly, Dick Parry, Michael Angelo Batio, Ivan Lins, and Mulatu Astatke. After him are Trịnh Công Sơn, Francis Goya, Laurindo Almeida, Scott LaFaro, Paul Bley, and Levon Helm.

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Among people born in 1945, David Sanborn ranks 273Before him are Polad Bülbüloğlu, Ali Akbar Velayati, Howard Marks, Sandro de América, Connie Willis, and Ivan Lins. After him are Nadezhda Chizhova, Mimsy Farmer, Abdelaziz Belkhadem, Zdeňka Vávrová, Burning Spear, and Geoff Emerick.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Sanborn ranks 4,881 out of 15,968Before him are Michael Angelo Batio (1956), Allan Sandage (1926), Johnny Knoxville (1971), Frankie Avalon (1940), Keenan Wynn (1916), and Lawrence Tierney (1919). After him are Dorothy Lamour (1914), Alicia Silverstone (1976), Barry Corbin (1940), Bruno Kirby (1949), Christina Hendricks (1975), and Peter Facinelli (1973).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, David Sanborn ranks 368Before him are Don Felder (1947), Terry Bozzio (1950), Lauryn Hill (1975), Jim Croce (1943), Wynton Kelly (1931), and Michael Angelo Batio (1956). After him are Scott LaFaro (1936), Levon Helm (1940), Frankie Laine (1913), Billy Cox (1939), Matisyahu (1979), and Roy Haynes (1925).