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Sonny Seals: 1941-2002
Sonny Seals
Tenor saxophone

Born: July 24, 1941 in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Died: October 17, 2002 in Chicago, Illinois

Tenor saxophonist

Copyright © 2002 


Steele 'Sonny' Seals was a blues-oriented tenor saxophonist with the Jazz Me Blues Band in Chicago. He played on sessions with B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Louis Armstrong, and enjoyed a local reputation as a strong and inventive player.

He held a bachelor's degree in music from Governors State University (1976), and taught music in Chicago public schools.

He is survived by his wife, Artelia; three children, Leonardo Conner, Candice Seals and Henri Ford; his father, Gene Seals; four sisters, Beverly Jones, Denise Bryant, Paula Jones and Audrey Jackson, and six grandchildren.

JJA members are invited to submit a full obituary or appreciation.

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