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

Keywords

Musical Composer; Autobiography

Occupation

Jazz Musician
Columnist for the Omaha World Herald

Honors

“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

Associations

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

Bibliography

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

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