|Birth Day||August 11, 1908|
|Birth Place||New York City, NY|
|Age||112 YEARS OLD|
Alto saxophonist and clarinet player who is known for his many years performing in Duke Ellington's orchestra.
His first professional gig was with Billy Freeman's orchestra. He went on to record with Jelly Roll Morton and an array of other celebrated musicians.
He served in the Armed Forces from 1942 until the conclusion of World War II.
He was born in New York City and raised in San Juan Hill in Manhattan.
Procope attended the same school as Benny Carter and performed in his orchestra.