Dick Katz

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Birthday
13, 1924
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Nov 10, 2009 (85)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
13, 1924
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Nov 10, 2009 (85)

About

Jazz artist who was a favorite among his peers. He was called "a keyboardist of uncommon sensitivity and harmonic acumen" by Will Friedwald.

Before Fame

He was a student at the Peabody Institute, the Manhattan School of Music, and Juilliard.

Trivia

He and jazz record producer Orrin Keepnews founded Milestone Records in 1966.

Family Life

He had two marriages: the first to Edith Shapiro and the second to Joan Seifer. He fathered four sons: Jamie, Frank, Jeffrey, and Ivan.

Associated With

He idolized soloists like Teddy Wilson, Art Tatum, and Fats Waller.