Handy, John

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Handy, John Gender: M
John Richard Handy
born on 3 February 1933 at 17:45 (= 5:45 PM )
Place Dallas, Texas, 32n47, 96w48
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 14°44' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 00°20 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 12°09'

John Handy


American jazz musician most commonly associated with the alto saxophone, although he also plays tenor and baritone saxophone, saxello, clarinet, oboe, and sings.

Handy first came to prominence while working for Charles Mingus in the 1950s. In the 1960s, Handy led several groups, among them a quintet with Michael White, violin, Jerry Hahn, guitar, Don Thompson, bass, and Terry Clarke, drums. This group's performance at the 1965 Monterey Jazz Festival was recorded and released as an album; Handy received Grammy nominations for "Spanish Lady" (jazz performance) and "If Only We Knew" (jazz composition).

Handy has also taught music history and performance at San Francisco State University, Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and other schools.

In the 1980s he worked in the project Bebop & Beyond, who recorded tribute albums to Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk.

Handy's son, John Richard Handy IV, is a drummer who has played with Handy on occasion.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Mingus, Charles (born 22 April 1922). Notes: music partnership

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield from BC in hand.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.