Jacques Klein

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Birthday
10, 1930
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
Oct 24, 1982 (52)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
10, 1930
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
Oct 24, 1982 (52)

About

Successful classical and jazz musician. He had a respected teaching career, and he recorded numerous tracks of the Brazilian samba.

Before Fame

He switched from classical music to jazz when he was 13, even founding his own jazz trio around 1946. He went back to classical music in 1948.

Trivia

He gained international recognition after winning the 1953 Geneva International Music Competition.

Family Life

His father established the Conservatório Alberto Nepomuceno where he first studied piano.

Associated With

He was chosen as London's best pianist of the year in 1955 and was awarded the Harriet Cohen Medal.