John Cornelius Hodge Net Worth

John Cornelius Hodge Net Worth is
$10 Million

John Cornelius Hodge Biography

John Cornelius "Johnny" Hodges (July 25, 1906 – May 11, 1970) was an American alto saxophonist, best known for solo work with Duke Ellington's big band. He played lead alto in the saxophone section for many years, except the period between 1932 and 1946 when Otto Hardwick generally played first chair. Hodges was also featured on soprano saxophone, but refused to play soprano after 1946, when he was given the lead chair. He is considered one of the definitive alto saxophones players of the Big Band Era (alongside Benny Carter).Hodges started playing with Lloyd Scott, Sidney Bechet, Lucky Roberts and Chick Webb. When Ellington wanted to expand his band in 1928, Ellington's clarinet player Barney Bigard recommended Hodges. His playing became one of the identifying voices of the Ellington orchestra. From 1951 to 1955, Hodges left the Duke to lead his own band, but returned shortly before Ellington's triumphant return to prominence – the orchestra's performance at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Date Of BirthJuly 25, 1907
Place Of BirthCambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Weightabout 155 pounds
ProfessionSoundtrack, Music Department, Actor
Star SignLeo

Interesting Facts

1Jazz alto saxophonist.
2Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1990.



Manchester by the Sea2016writer: "I'm Beginning To See The Light"
American Hustle2013writer: "Jeep's Blues"
L'écume des jours2013writer: "The Mood to be Wooed"
Rumor Has It...2005writer: "I'm Beginning To See The Light"
Cold Case2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mona Lisa Smile2003writer: "I'm Beginning to See the Light"
The Matrix Revolutions2003writer: "I'm Beginning To See the Light"
The Human Stain2003performer: "Day Dream" 1939
Red Dragon2002performer: "Passion Flower"
The Yards2000music: "I'm Beginning to See the Light" 1944
Wonder Boys2000performer: "Things Ain't What They Used to Be"
My Dog Skip2000writer: "I'm Beginning to See the Light"
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge1999TV Movie writer: "Rent Party Blues"
The Matrix1999writer: "I'm Beginning to See the Light"
Addicted to Love1997writer: "I'm Beginning to See the Light"
Swingers1996writer: "I'm Beginning to See the Light"
The Beatles Anthology1995TV Mini-Series documentary writer: "I'm Beginning to See the Light"
Bert1994TV Series 1 episode
Lipstick on Your Collar1993TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Wild Blade1991performer: "Everybody Knows", "All of Me" / writer: "Everybody Knows"
En dag i oktober1991writer: "THE JEEP IS JUMPIN'"
The Cotton Club1984lyrics: "Cotton Club Stomp #1" - as John Hodges
The Mike Douglas Show1970TV Series writer - 1 episode
Center Stage1967TV Mini-Series music - 1 episode
Glenn Miller Time1961TV Series writer - 1 episode
Peter Gunn1960TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Lux Show1957TV Series writer - 1 episode

Music Department

Wild Blade1991musician
Paris Blues1961musician - uncredited
Anatomy of a Murder1959musician - uncredited
Check and Double Check1930musician: reeds - uncredited


Adventures in Jazz1949TV Series
Reveille with Beverly1943Johnny (uncredited)
Check and Double Check1930Member, Cotton Club Orchestra (uncredited)


On the Road with Duke Ellington1974DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Duke Ellington: Live in Montreal1964TV MovieHimself - Saxophone
Here's Edie1962TV SeriesHimself - alto saxophonist
Timex All-Star Jazz Show1959TV SeriesHimself
Flamingo1942ShortHimself - Saxophone (uncredited)

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