Herbie Mann / Jazz Flutist

Herbie Mann was an internationally recognized jazz flutist, and a Santa Fe local. Herbie began playing instruments at the age of nine, and began playing with groups in the 1950's.

Herbie Mann's albums include Flute Flight (1957)Yardbird Suite (1957), and Beyond Brooklyn (2004). He notably branched into various musical styles including rock, pop, reggae, and disco.

Herbie Mann died of cancer in July of 2003.

In our interview, he talks a bit about what it is to live with cancer, and the importance of men to be tested, which he was an activist for.