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Brent King

On Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007 the Chattanooga Monday Nite Big Band began mourning the loss of our great Tenor Sax Player and wonderful friend Brent King who passed away that afternoon at his residence in East Ridge.

Brent was 54 years young and a well renowned jazz saxophone tenor player. Since the 1970's he had played on many celebrity tours, including the Montreux Jazz Festival, and also played in various jazz clubs in Los Angeles and New York. His style was often compared to the great tenor player Dexter Gordon. More recently Brent played locally in various jazz clubs and restaurants. Brent possessed a world class talent but was most content playing for his friends and family. Brent was known to be a very generous person giving to friends and strangers. Brent was known by all of his friends as a gracious gentleman, with a heart of gold. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and the Monday Nite Big Band.