Jimmy Yancey

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Birthday
20, 1894
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Sep 17, 1951 (57)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
20, 1894
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Sep 17, 1951 (57)

About

American boogie-woogie pianist who was a pioneer of rapid-style piano playing in the early 20th century.

Before Fame

He started performing with his father, a guitarist, as a child.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

Family Life

His older brother, Alonzo, was also a pianist and his wife Estelle was a singer.

Associated With

His vibrant piano playing inspired future artists like Albert Ammons.