Jazz artist who worked with notable musicians for five decades.
He graduated from the Eastman School of Music after which he took a job as the house pianist at a Rochester nightclub.
He accompanied Elvis Presley in the famous Aloha from Hawaii concert in 1973.
His family was residing in Rochester, New York, when he was born.
His first job in the Rochester nightclub was providing accompaniment for such musicians as Billie Holiday and Roy Eldridge.