BirthdayApril 29, 1922
BirthplaceBrussels, Belgium

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Toots Thielemans

    Full name: Toots Thielemans
    Also known as: Toots Thielemans, Thielemans, Toots
    Professions: Music Department, Soundtrack, Composer
    Occupation: Musician, composer

  2. Toots Thielemans Known for

    Sesame Street (1969), Baantjer (1995), Midnight Cowboy (1969), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

  3. Toots Thielemans Biography

    Toots Thielemans (born Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Isidor, Baron Thielemans, 29 April 1922, Brussels, Belgium) is a Belgian jazz musician known for his guitar and harmonica playing as well as his whistling. Thielemans is credited as one of the greatest harmonica players of the 20th century.He has worked as a bandleader (scoring an international hit in the 1960s with his song "Bluesette") and as a sideman (notably on many projects with composer/arranger Quincy Jones), and has appeared on dozens of film soundtracks. In 2009 he became NEA Jazz Master, the highest honour for a jazz musician in the United States.He may be best known to some as the performer whistling the melody in commercials for Old Spice cologne.He announced his retirement, at the age of 91, on March 12, 2014.

  4. Toots Thielemans Family

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