Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Isidor, Baron Thielemans , known as Toots Thielemans, is a Belgian jazz musician well 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 , as a sideman , 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 is perhaps best-known to the American public for whistling the melody in commercials for Old Spice cologne. Thielemans started his career as a...
|Birthdate:||April 29, 1922|
|Also known as:||Toots Thielemans, Jean Baptiste Thielemans, Jean "Toots" Thielemans|