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About Joe Zawinul
The talented Austrian composer continues to live in the hearts of many music lovers across the world. Zawinul’s work helped lay the foundation of what is now known as jazz – rock fusion. He believed that music should be made up of all the kind of sounds.
The musician grew up in a lower–middle class family in Vienna, Austria. He studied and experimented with the different musical instruments like the piano and the clarinet at the Vienna Conservatory.
Zawinul wanted to discover his own sound. It was this desire that fueled his collaboration with American saxophonist Wayne Shorter that eventually helped in the creation of the band Weather Report. The band’s works in so many ways helped restore jazz to mainstream music. For the musician, good music is all about the fusion of varying sounds.
Though many praised Zawinul for his creative ability to put many sounds together, there were those who criticized his work because they preferred the ‘traditional’ way of making music.
He was a Grammy Award winner for “Best Contemporary Jazz Album” at the 52nd edition.
Zawinul’s works inspired the Zawinul Foundation for Achievement. The Foundation was responsible for awarding deserving music students annually.
Zawinul died of a rare form of skin cancer in September, 2007.
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F.A.Q. about Joe Zawinul
When is his birthday?
Joe Zawinul's birthday is on July 7, 1932.
In how many days is his birthday?
Joe's birthday is in 273 days
How old was Joe when he died?
He was 75 years old.
When did he die?
He died in September 11, 2007.
How old would he be today?
Joe Zawinul would be 90 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Joe from?
He was born in Vienna, Austria.