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Dick Hafer

ts, 1927-2012 US
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. John Richard Hafer

Richard Hafer (May 29, 1927 – December 15, 2012) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist born in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.Hafer began playing clarinet at age seven and switched to tenor sax in high school. His first professional gig was with Charlie Barnet's orchestra in 1949. He played with Claude Thornhill from 1949 to 1950 before returning briefly to play with Barnet again. After this he played with Woody Herman (1951–55), Tex Beneke (1955), Bobby Hackett (1957–58), Elliot Lawrence (1958–60), and Benny Goodman (1962). In 1963 he recorded on two Charles Mingus albums.

  • Tenor sax
  • Saxophone
  • Alto sax
  • Clarinet
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack

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