born in Boussard, LA on Halloween in 1922. After stints with Cab Calloway
and Count Basie
in the 40's, Jacquet led his own bands through much of the 50's and 60's before going into semi-retirement in 70's. In the 80's Jacquet came out of retirement to form a touring big band
and recorded several albums in his trademark soulful jazz
In 1993 Jacquet realized a new height playing with another famous (if somewhat less talented saxophonist) Bill Clinton at the White House.