Ahmad Jamal

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Birthday
2, 1930
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
2, 1930 (age 88)
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA

About

Renowned jazz artist who led small groups for decades and was pivotal in the post-1945 evolution of the genre.

Before Fame

He started playing around on the piano at age three and began his formal studies at seven.

Trivia

His Live at the Pershing recording became one of his most popular albums.

Family Life

His family was residing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, when he was born. He graduated from George Westinghouse High School.

Associated With

His impact on jazz, critics say, was second only to Charlie Parker.