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jazz saxophonist

John Haley Sims, American jazz saxophonist. Recipient Grammy award, 1977, Grammy nomination (3), 1979, 81.


Sims, John Haley was born on October 29, 1925 in Inglewood, California, United States. Son of Peter and Kate (Haley) Sims.


Graduate high sch.


Composer: Dark Cloud, 1956, Nirvana, 1974, Blues for National Cole, 1975, Bloos for Louise, 1976, Pomme Au Four, 1982, Fish Horn, 1981.


Member New York Jazz Repertory Company Saxophonist, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, Bobby Sherwood orchs., 1941-1950, also with Stan Kenton, Benny Goodman, Gerry Mulligan, 1950-1959, formed, Zoot Sims-Al Cohn Quintet, 1959, toured, Europe, United States, with Norman Granz, with Jazz At The Philharmonic, 1966-1967, Monterey Jazz Festival, 1971, 84, Newport Jazz Festival, 1972-1977, 79-81, Montreux Festival, 1975, 77, Kool Jazz Festival, 1982-1984, 1st White House Jazz Concert, Smithsonian Institution, 1978. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1944-1946. Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (Popular award 1976, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83), Defenders of Wildlife Society, South St. Seaport.


Married Louise Choo, November 17, 1970.

Peter Sims

Kate (Haley) Sims

Louise Choo