NYC Honorary Street Names


Saxophonist Eric R. Dixon Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:At the southwest corner of Vanderbilt Avenue and Osgood Avenue
Honoree: Eric Dixon (1930-1989) began playing the saxophone at the age of 12 and by the age of 15, he started playing professionally with Peter Lusetti. He served with the United States Army in 1951 and played with the 173rd Army Band at Fort Dix. After his discharge in 1953, he continued playing saxophone with Bugs Hunter, Benny Green, Steven Cooper and many others. He had a 32-year career with the Basie Orchestra where he arranged and composed as musical director. He was featured on the album, “The Legend, The Legacy, The Count Basie Orchestra.” (Rose)

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