John Zorn

1953 - Today

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John Zorn (born September 2, 1953) is an American composer, conductor, saxophonist, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, producer and dedicated improviser that deliberately resists category. Zorn's avant-garde and experimental approaches to composition and improvisation are inclusive of jazz, rock, hardcore, classical, contemporary, surf, metal, soundtrack, ambient, and world music. In 2013, Down Beat described Zorn as "one of our most important composers" and in 2020 Rolling Stone noted "Though Zorn has operated almost entirely outside the mainstream, he’s gradually asserted himself as one of the most influential musicians of our time".Zorn entered New York City's downtown music scene in the mid-1970s, collaborating with improvising artists while developing new methods of composing experimental music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Zorn has received more than 736,695 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). John Zorn is the 281st most popular musician (down from 259th in 2019), the 1,533rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,367th in 2019) and the 83rd most popular American Musician.

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  • 36

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  • 10.33

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  • 1.87

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Among musicians, John Zorn ranks 281 out of 2,675Before him are Domenico Alberti, Cozy Powell, Cliff Williams, Rudolf Schenker, Buddy Rich, and Charles Mingus. After him are Salif Keita, Izzy Stradlin, Billy Idol, Yngwie Malmsteen, Avril Lavigne, and Karl Jenkins.

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Among people born in 1953, John Zorn ranks 51Before him are Felix Magath, David Morse, Roberto Bolaño, Steve Bannon, Alan Moore, and Bill Pullman. After him are Paul Krugman, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Alisher Usmanov, Ségolène Royal, Kristalina Georgieva, and José María Aznar.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Zorn ranks 1,533 out of 15,968Before him are Lee Iacocca (1924), Buddy Rich (1917), Russ Meyer (1922), Charles Mingus (1922), Carole King (1942), and Sol LeWitt (1928). After him are Max Wright (1943), Alan Silvestri (1950), Mickey Cohen (1913), Janet Gaynor (1906), Paul Krugman (1953), and Izzy Stradlin (1962).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, John Zorn ranks 83Before him are Jerry Reed (1937), Ray Conniff (1916), Dave Mustaine (1961), Sonny Rollins (1930), Buddy Rich (1917), and Charles Mingus (1922). After him are Izzy Stradlin (1962), Art Tatum (1909), Ornette Coleman (1930), Burt Bacharach (1928), Woody Guthrie (1912), and Bo Diddley (1928).