Cedar Walton

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Birthday
17, 1934
Birthplace
Dallas, TX
Death Date
Aug 19, 2013 (79)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
17, 1934
Birthplace
Dallas, TX
Death Date
Aug 19, 2013 (79)

About

Hard-bop jazz artist recognized for his work with Art Blakey's band. He became a successful composer and bandleader.

Before Fame

He originally studied composition at the University of Denver, but changed to music education with the intent of becoming a teacher.

Trivia

His career received one of the highest honors in January 2010 when he was inducted into the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters.

Family Life

His mother, herself a talented pianist, was his first instructor.

Associated With

He was greatly influenced by the likes of Nat King Cole and Bud Powell, striving to master their stylistic and technical approaches.