Jay McShann

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Birthday
12, 1916
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
Dec 7, 2006 (90)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
12, 1916
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
Dec 7, 2006 (90)

About

Blues and jazz pianist of the 1940s who pioneered the Kansas City Sound.

Before Fame

He began as a Kansas City pianist in the style of Fats Waller.

Trivia

He discovered the seventeen year old Charlie Parker in a local club and hired him to play the background on several of his hits.

Family Life

He had three daughters with wife Thelma Adams.

Associated With

His band helped launch the careers of Charlie Parker and Ben Webster.