Claude Bolling

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Birthday
10, 1930
Birthplace
France
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
10, 1930 (age 88)
Birthplace
France

About

Jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and actor who was instrumental in the revival of traditional jazz in the 1960s.

Before Fame

He was a professional jazz piano player by the time he was 14 and was performing with the likes of Lionel Hampton, Roy Eldridge, and Kenny Clarke.

Trivia

He would frequently collaborate with classical musicians, such as the Baroque-swing album Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio with Jean-Pierre Rampal.

Family Life

He was a child prodigy, and his family ensured that he cultivated his talents, enrolling him at the Nice Conservatory early on.

Associated With

He was close friends with Oscar Peterson.