Nebraska Authors

Preston Love

Born 1921-04-26 Omaha, NE (USA)

Died 2004-02-12
Omaha, NE (USA)

Preston Love was a renowned alto saxophonist, bandleader and songwriter from Omaha, NE.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Music and Audio
  • Play/Screenplay


Musical Composer; Autobiography


Jazz Musician
Columnist for the Omaha World Herald


“150 Notable Nebraskans”, Number 88 on the Journal Star Sesquicentennial List of Significant Nebraskans
Honorary Doctorate of Music from Creighton University
Urban League of Nebraska's National Prominence Award


Performed with Count Basie, Lester Young, Ray Charles and Dizzy Gillespie
Turned down Duke Ellington


A Thousand Honey Creeks Later: My Life in Music from Basie to Motown - A Memoir. 1997.

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