George Cables

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Birthday
14, 1944
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
14, 1944 (age 74)
Birthplace
New York

About

Influential jazz artist who had a powerful impact on 1980s and 1990s mainstream jazz piano.

Before Fame

He was a student at Mannes College where he founded the Jazz Samaritans with Steve Grossman and Billy Cobham when he was 18.

Trivia

He was alto saxophonist and clarinetist Art Pepper's favorite pianist.

Family Life

His 2012 album My Muse was written as a tribute to his romance with Helen Wray.

Associated With

He played with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in 1969 and later, called Blakey a major influence on his art.