Jemeel Moondoc

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Jemeel Moondoc
Moondoc performing at Studio Rivbea July, 1976
Moondoc performing at Studio Rivbea July, 1976
Background information
Born (1951-08-05) 5 August 1951 (age 69)
Chicago, Illinois United States
InstrumentsAlto saxophone, clarinet, piano

Jemeel Moondoc (born August 5, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois) is a jazz saxophonist who plays alto saxophone.[1] He is a proponent of a highly improvisational style.

He studied clarinet and piano before settling on saxophone at sixteen. He became interested in jazz largely due to Cecil Taylor and at the University of Wisconsin–Madison he was a student of Taylor's. After that he moved to New York City where he founded "Ensemble Muntu" with William Parker, Roy Campbell, Jr., and Rashid Bakr. The group also had its own Muntu record label, but eventually faced financial difficulties. He worked with Parker again in 1998's album New World Pygmies.


As leader[edit]

with the Jus Grew Orchestra

As sideman[edit]

with Denis Charles
with Steve Swell


  1. ^ Such, David Glen (1993). Avant-garde jazz musicians: performing "out there". University Of Iowa Press. pp. 67–70. ISBN 978-0-87745-435-9.

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