V. KAY JAMES McCRIMON
Given Name: Julian Edwin Adderley
Instruments: Alto saxophone, Soprano saxophone
Occupations: Teacher, musician
Cannonball Adderley was born September 15, 1928 in Tampa, Florida
Adderley was a popular African American jazz saxophonist in the 1950s and
1960s. His brother, Nat Adderley, was a jazz cornetist. The Adderley brothers
grew up in Tampa, Florida. Cannonball Addereley was a local legend in Florida
until he moved to New York in 1955 where his wonderful career in jazz began.
His repoire with his audiences as he explained what his musicians would be playing,
helped enhance his popularity as one of the most popular jazz band leaders of his era.
Cannonball Adderley died August 8, 1975 at age 46 in Gary, Indiana
Cause of death: Stroke
Mr. Adderley is buried in the Southside Cemetary, Tallahassee, FL