George Gruntz

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Birthday
24, 1932
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Jan 10, 2013 (80)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
24, 1932
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Jan 10, 2013 (80)

About

Versatile musician who mastered the organ, harpsichord, keyboard, and jazz piano. He founded the legendary jazz ensemble Concert Jazz Band.

Before Fame

He became noticed in the United States after playing at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival with the International Youth Band.

Trivia

He was the artistic director for JazzFest Berlin from 1972 until 1994.

Family Life

He was married to wife Lilly Gruntz-Roth for 57 years. He had a son, Felix, and a daughter, Philene Pohlhausen.

Associated With

He collaborated with Allen Ginsberg in 1988 on Cosmopolitan Greetings for the Hamburg State Opera.