Famous flugelhornist and flexible trumpeter, known for playing in a multitude of genres. He was raised in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania and continued to try out trumpet for the initial Blood, Perspiration, and Tears record. He and his sibling Michael founded the group the Brecker Brothers, a funk fusion music group. His initial wife was a Brazilian jazz pianist Eliane Elias and he continued to marry Ada Rovatti, an Italian tenor saxophonist; he collaborated musically with both females. He provides collaborated numerous performers, including Bruce Springsteen.