Cornelius Bumpus
Name: Cornelius Bumpus
Occupation: Saxophonist
Gender: Male
Birth Day: May 7, 1945
Age: 75
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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Cornelius Bumpus

Cornelius Bumpus was born on May 7, 1945 in United States (75 years old). Cornelius Bumpus is a Saxophonist, zodiac sign: Taurus. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.


He released a solo album in 1981 on which he played saxophone and sang jazzy jams.

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Before Fame

He started playing alto saxophone at the age of ten and began performing at dances two years later.


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Bumpus began his musical career playing alto saxophone at ten for his school band, and by age twelve he was playing at Luso-American dances. He attended Santa Cruz High School where he performed in the band and won the John Philip Sousa Award. He also played school dances with his own band, Corny and the Corvettes. In 1966 he was in Bobby Freeman's band and after that he began his association with many well-known groups.


In 1981, Bumpus issued his first solo LP, A Clear View, which featured his singing, writing and sax playing, stretching out with the band on several, long, jazzy jams over six minutes each.


His role in these bands was primarily as a saxophonist and organist. His most notable touring was with the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan. Bumpus toured with Steely Dan from 1993 to 2003. In 2002, he worked on the Big Blue Earth project sponsored by the Church of Christ, Scientist. During the 1980s, Bumpus enjoyed a short tenure with Café Society, a Los Angeles pop band, in which he played in a horn section with the trombonist Dan Levine and trumpeter Anne Petereit King.


Bumpus suffered a heart attack on February 3, 2004 while on an airline flight from New York to California, where he was scheduled to perform at the Columbia College Jazz Concert Series. The plane made an emergency landing in Sioux City, Iowa, so he could get medical assistance, but Bumpus had died by the time the plane reached the ground. He was 58 at the time of his death.

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